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Jerry Jones Reignites Feud w/ Jimmy Johnson Over Ring of Honor Induction

The feud between and is nearly 30 years old now and yet always seems to find ways to circle back into discussion. This time it was the Cowboys owner who threw gas back on the fire, getting hostile when pressed about why the legendary Dallas hadn't yet been inducted into the .

During an this past weekend at the Cowboys in , CA, Jones took a somewhat defiant tone when Newy Scruggs of NBC 5 DFW questioned Johnson's continued absence from the team's personal .

To be fair, Jerry may have been reacting a bit to Scruggs' accusation of ongoing pettiness in the situation. But if Jones felt at all insulted by the remark, imagine how Jimmy must feel after nearly three decades.

Johnson has watched as nearly all of the superstar players he coached in Dallas have been inducted: , , , , and . Even one who came after Jimmy's departure, , has since been added to the Ring.

With the next wave of , , , and others potentially on the way, Johnson's time has been long overdue.

While there was a long period of tangible animosity between Jerry and Jimmy, things seemed to be softening in recent years. Almost exactly one year ago, Jones was singing a much different tune when sitting next to Johnson and Aikman during the Hall of Fame festivities in Canton.

Were those just words? Did something happen in between that's changed Jerry's stance?

Again, maybe the comments last weekend were not indicative of his true intentions. Jones may have simply been caught off and responded poorly.

Nevertheless, once again we find ourselves wondering if Jimmy Johnson will ever take his rightful place with as the two greatest coaches in franchise . Johnson personally coached the team to two in the 90s and was the architect of the 1995 team as well.

While it's hard to imagine Johnson never getting into the Ring of Honor, it would be nice if it didn't happen over Jerry Jones' dead body. of the 90s would love to see the hatchet truly buried between the two.

But at the current rate, who really knows?

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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