Jerry Jones' Hall of Fame journey
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had his place in football history cemented on Saturday night when he was officially enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jones delivered a lengthy speech going through his football memories in front of a crowd that included this year’s Cowboys team.
Here’s what tight end Jason Witten and linebacker Sean Lee said afterward in quotes distributed by the team --
Jason Witten: “It was a special weekend for the Jones family and all of us who have been a part of the Dallas Cowboys organization over the years. It certainly was an honor well deserved for a man who respects the game, has given his life to it, and has done so much for the betterment of our game.
“Tonight ensures that his accomplishments won’t soon be forgotten, and his legacy memorialized for generations of the future.
“It was neat for the world to see what we get to see so often — with an owner like Jerry, it makes you want to be the best you can possibly be every day, to represent the Star the right way.”
Sean Lee: “To see Mr. Jones enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is something special for our entire football team, and we are all honored to be a part of it. His hard work, not only within our organization, but around the entire NFL, has solidified the future of our game and made it what it is today.
“His passion for the game is on display each and every day, and it is evident to the entire organization. It makes everyone more determined to get their job done.
“His leadership and drive represent the values of both the Star and the NFL shield.”