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Jerry Jones likely the next Cowboys’ Ring of Honor inductee

Jerry Jones, right, could ask his son, Stephen Jones, to serve as his presenter in Canton.
Jerry Jones, right, could ask his son, Stephen Jones, to serve as his presenter in Canton. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Jerry Jones makes the decisions on who goes into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. But his son, Stephen Jones, said Jerry Jones likely won’t decide the next one.

That’s because Jerry Jones likely becomes the next Ring of Honor inductee.

“I agree with that, yes,” Stephen Jones said Tuesday. “He’s going to have to step down on this particular one. He’ll have to recuse himself and leave it to the other owners of the team and let them make that call.”

Jerry Jones was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this month. His induction will take place Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio.

The Cowboys’ 14 other Hall of Famers are in the Ring of Honor, and they are joined by seven other players.

Jerry Jones has not announced who will present him in Canton, but Stephen Jones is the favorite for that honor.

“Well, that’s certainly it would be an amazing honor,” Stephen Jones said. “I just want him to be happy with whatever he decides there, and there’s been a lot of influential people in his life. I know that’s a difficult decision for him, but it would obviously mean a tremendous amount to get picked. I know how honored he was when he was picked to present some of our players, whether it was Michael [Irvin] or Larry [Allen] or Emmitt [Smith]. It’s a big deal to get to be able to present a Hall of Famer. At the end of the day, I know he’ll do what’s in his best interest, and I just want him to be happy and it’s going to be an amazing day.”

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