Jerry Jones to attend Tony Romo's wedding

Jerry Jones to attend Tony Romo's wedding

DALLAS, May 28 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he will be among the guests at Saturday's gala wedding of NFL starting quarterback Tony Romo and Candice Crawford.
Cowboys hire Garrett as head coach

Cowboys hire Garrett as head coach

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys announced Thursday Jason Garrett, who coached the team for the final eight games of the season, would remain on the job.
Source: Garrett will be Cowboys' choice

Source: Garrett will be Cowboys' choice

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Interim Dallas Cowboys head Coach Jason Garrett will be promoted to the job on a permanent basis, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday.

Alabama and Michigan to meet in 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Officials of the University of Alabama and University of Michigan announced Thursday those schools would open the 2012 season with a game at Cowboys Stadium.
Moss forgives Jones for 1998 draft snub

Moss forgives Jones for 1998 draft snub

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss said Wednesday he forgives Dallas owner Jerry Jones for snubbing him in the draft 12 years ago, but hasn't forgotten it.
Jones: Phillips' job not in jeopardy

Jones: Phillips' job not in jeopardy

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips will still have a job even if the team loses a third straight game to open the season, owner Jerry Jones said Friday.

Cowboys Stadium to host tennis event

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 27 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced Thursday his team's new stadium will host its first tennis event this year.
Phillips to lead Cowboys next two seasons

Phillips to lead Cowboys next two seasons

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips has a contract to lead the NFL team for at least the 2010 and 2011 seasons, team owner Jerry Jones said Thursday.

Report: Phillips to stay with Cowboys

IRVINE, Texas, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Wade Phillips will remain the coach of the Dallas Cowboys for three more seasons, DallasCowboys.com reported Tuesday.

Dallas Cowboys open new stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 7 (UPI) -- More than 60,000 Texas football and country music fans have inaugurated the new $1.1 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, team officials say.

Thousands vie to be extras in Clooney film

CRESTWOOD, Mo., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Thousands of people arrived at an open casting call in Crestwood, Mo., with hopes of appearing as an extra in the next George Clooney film, an official says.

Adam Jones reinstated again

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday defensive back Adam Jones has been reinstated from his most recent suspension.

Jury to decide penalty for admitted killer

CALHOUN, Ga., April 22 (UPI) -- Jury selection was under way Tuesday in northwest Georgia for a panel to determine whether a man who has admitted killing four people should live or die.

Arkansas, Texas A&M to renew rivalry

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 10 (UPI) -- Arkansas and Texas A&M, which had intense battles when both were in the Southwest Conference, have agreed to restart their football rivalry.

Cowboys name Campo secondary coach

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday they have re-hired Dave Campo as their secondary coach.
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Jerry Jones
NOP98120606 - 6 DECEMBER 1998 - NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, USA: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones watches his team fall to the Saints during action in the Louisiana Superdome, December 6. UPI aj/rw/A.J. Sisco

Jerral "Jerry" Wayne Jones (born October 13, 1942) is the owner and general manager of the NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Jones was born in Los Angeles, California. His family moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas when he was an infant. Jones was a star running back at North Little Rock High School. He attended college at the University of Arkansas and was a co-captain of the 1964 National Championship football team. He was an all-SWC offensive lineman for Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles and a teammate of Neil Rosenberg and Jimmy Johnson. Other notable teammates were Glen Ray Hines, a consensus All-American offensive tackle, Ken Hatfield, Jim Lindsey, and future Outland Trophy winner Loyd Phillips. Several future great head coaches were assistant coaches for Frank Broyles and the Razorbacks during his college career in Fayetteville including Hayden Fry, future legendary Head Coach at the University of Iowa, Johnny Majors, future Head Coach at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Tennessee, and most notably Barry Switzer, Hall of Fame coach of the University of Oklahoma. Jones is one of a very small number of NFL owners who actually earned a significant level of success as a football player.

When he graduated college in 1965, he was hired as an executive vice president at Modern Security Life of Springfield, Missouri. He received Masters degree in business in 1970. After several unsuccessful business ventures (including passing up the opportunity to purchase the AFL's San Diego Chargers in 1967), he began an oil and gas exploration business in Arkansas, Jones Oil and Land Lease, which became phenomenally successful. His privately-held company currently does natural resource prospecting.

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