Dallas Cowboys

Owner Jones likes Gov. Christie’s mojo

The Cowboys’ run to the NFC Divisional playoffs has seen the rise of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the team's most celebrated and despised fan.

Christie has attended four games this season as the guest of owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have won all four. He received even more national attention/criticism when he was caught sharing a group hug with Jones and son Stephen Jones during the Cowboys' 24-20 victory against the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game.

Jones said he is part of the team's mojo and wants him with the Cowboys in Green Bay on Sunday.

“He’s part of our mojo,” Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM. “I want him there all the way. I’ll tell you, if he’s got enough mojo to pull this thing out, he ought to be looked at as president of the United States. I don’t know how we in any way can even think about going up there without having him with the way we’re playing and the mojo. I know I’m doing everything else the same way I’ve been doing it for several weeks.”

Jones defends Christie from critics, especially those back in New Jersey who believe he is disrespecting the Giants and Eagles fans in his state. He says Christie is a long-time fan who deserves a chance a root for his team when he is not handling more important things of running a state.

"You know, when you’re in the shoes of a Governor Christie, he deals five to 10 issues a day of real human consequences and human drama," Jones said. "But it’s exciting to see the respite of supporting his team. You know, he’s been a fan for almost 50 years. And his family when, literally, he was not Governor Christie, they would drive on his vacation to watch one game with his wife. And they wouldn’t even park in the paid parking. They would park so far away they didn’t have to pay and then walk so they could make ends meet to come play the game. Listen, he’s a Cowboys fan through and through.

"I saw the kind of criticism he got when he was with us in New York and then in Philadelphia and of course that’s closer to his home base. But as you know, he’s a national figure, to be trite about it. But I’ll assure you one thing, we got a lot of Cowboys fans out here that are certainly for anything he can bring to us on a win. As far as his mojo is concerned, we’ve really involved him. It’s great.”