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Jerry Jones Named Finalist As Contributor For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

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A great injustice is on the way to being rectified.

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Breaking News: @dallascowboys Jerry Jones and former @NFL commish Paul Tagliabue selected as Contributor Finalists for #PFHOF17

This is undoubtedly one of the greatest days of Jerry Jones' life. That is not hyperbole.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is referred to as the greatest fraternity in professional football. It is hallowed ground where only the game's greatest are granted admission. Jerry Jones is, potentially, going to finally join that illustrious club.

The contributions that Jerry Jones has made to the National Football League are, honestly, too many to list. USA Today tried to earlier this offseason when they named Jerry Jones the NFL's most important person, outranking Commissioner Roger Goodell by the way.

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We are at a point in society where the NFL completely dominates the landscape of professional sports in America. That is totally, completely, and unequivocally due to the immense work and innovation brought to the league by Jerry Jones.

The NFL has become marketable in ways that Jerry's predecessors could have never envisioned. The league's entire net worth would be a fraction of what it is today without the visions that he's brought to life.

Last week the NFL celebrated its return to Los Angeles. This could not have happened without Mr. Jones' lobbying and orchestration. He helped ensure that one of the largest media markets in the world regained an NFL team, giving the NFL staying power in such market.

It should be noted that Jerry Jones is merely a Finalist at this point in time, but typically people who are put in this position ultimately are announced as Pro Football Hall of Fame Ensrhinees the following January/February.

We are seemingly months away from Jerry Jones being announced as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is an honor that is incredibly long overdue, but one that Cowboys Nation will celebrate ferociously nonetheless.

What do you make of the announcement of Jerry Jones as a Contributor Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at RJ@RJOchoaShow.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

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  1. Gio Rugby

    August 17, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Before Pat Bowlen? No. We all know that as an owner he’s done good things for the NFL making the league & owners much wealthier but as a “GM” he’s been horrid. I get that he’s considered as an owner & not a GM for the HOF. We the fans have suffered enough!
    Would you disagree with that without Jerry the Cowboys probably would have more than 2 playoff wins in the last 20 years?

    • Bryson Treece

      Bryson Treece

      August 17, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      I wouldn’t agree or disagree because that’s not relevant here.

      Jerry Jones the GM is not relevant here. Else you’d have a debate on your hands. All that matters on this subject is Jerry Jones the Owner. If you’re not talking owner stuff, then I have nothing to say one way or the other.

      Broncos fans sure seem to be having a hard time with the concept of owner things not being GM or team things… smh

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