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Jimmy Johnson Responds To Jerry Jones: NFL World Reacts


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ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 30: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys (L) hugs head coach Jimmy Johnson (R) because the Cowboys leads the Buffalo Bills late within the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXVIII on January 30, 1994 on the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl 30 -13. (Photo by Concentrate on Sport/Getty Images)

After softening his stance on letting former head coach and two-time Super Bowl champion Jimmy Johnson into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently went back to his disagreement with the retired coach. 

In a recent interview with Newy Scruggs, Jones said that the choice to place Johnson within the Ring of Honor would not be “tailored around whether Jimmy is sniveling or not.” As you may imagine, Johnson didn’t appreciate that.

“I needed to look that word up within the dictionary. I don’t know that I’ve ever sniveled,” Johnson said in a recent appearance on the Dan Le Batard Show. 

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NFL fans are pretty uniformly on Johnson’s side on this ongoing feud. Some have even suggested that the feud has cursed the Cowboys for a long time:

Once great friends, Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson had a falling out after their 1993 Super Bowl season, culminating in Johnson’s dismissal. 

Despite delivering Jones two of his three Super Bowl rings, Jones has adamantly refused to confess Johnson into the Cowboys Ring of Honor. Last yr on the Hall of Fame, Jones seemingly modified his mind and declared that Johnson can be allowed in. 

Unfortunately, evidently time has allowed Jones to alter his mind once more – much to the distaste of Cowboys fans and the broader NFL world. 

Will Jimmy Johnson ever be admitted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor?

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