September 30th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Jerry Jones Owner of the Dallas Cowboys

Jerral Wayne Jones Sr, commonly known as Jerry Jones, was born on October 13, 1942 and is an accomplished American businessman. He was born in Los Angeles, California, and moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas, as a child. He was a star running back at North Little Rock High School and attended college at the University of Arkansas. There, he was also a co-captain of the 1964 National Championship football team and an all-Southwest Conference offensive lineman for Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles, and a teammate of Jimmy Johnson. Jones is one of very few NFL owners who earned a significant level of success as a football player. He was hired as an executive vice president at Modern Security Life in Springfield, Missouri, after he graduated from college in 1965. After receiving his Masters degree in business in 1970, he began an oil and gas exploration business in Arkansas called Jones Oil and Land Lease, which still does natural resource prospecting.

On February 25, 1989, Jerry Jones purchased NFL’s Dallas Cowboys from H.R. “Bum” Bright for $140 million. He was also an inspiration for the character Baxter Cain in the 1998 film BASEketball, as well as appearing in a commercial for Diet Pepsi MAX and Papa John’s. Jones is married to Gene Jones and they have three children—Stephen, Charlotte, and Jerry, Jr. Stephen is the Cowboys’ chief operating officer/executive vice president/director of player personnel. Charlotte serves as the Cowboys’ executive vice president and chief brand officer. Jerry, Jr. is the Cowboys’ chief sales and marketing officer/vice president. Needless to say, the Dallas Cowboys are run by a family with Jerry Jones at the head and because of his polite and friendly nature, he often gets visits from the stars such as Lebron James, Kenny Chesney, Hulk Hogan, George Bush, and many, many more. The stadium is not only a home to the Jones family, but it is a home to all who come to see it.

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Jerry Jones