Win one more for Jerry… he won’t be around forever

Jerry Jones is 80 years old. It’s hard to believe, but the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager won’t be around forever.

He purchased the team back in 1989 and quickly became the villain after firing legendary head coach Tom Landry. All was forgiven in the 90’s when America’s Team won three Super Bowls in four years.

Jerry was just 53 when the Cowboys won its last Super Bowl in January 1996. Still a young man. 27 years later, you can hear it in Jones’ voice: He just wants one more.

“Win one more for Jerry!” That should be the battle cry for Cowboys fans as the team enters the final stretch of the regular season. Dallas is coming off a monster 40-3 victory in Minnesota. Two days later, Jones reflected on the win by calling it one of the most dominant games he has ever seen the Cowboys play as owner of the team. That’s high praise.

Maybe he’s being honest. Maybe it’s hyperbole – an exaggeration of sorts. Maybe, just maybe… he’s really onto something.

The Dallas Cowboys displayed an incredibly high ceiling in Sunday’s win – playing nearly perfect on offense, defense, and special teams. Dallas is one of a handful of teams with a legitimate chance of making a Super Bowl run. The only NFC teams that might be roadblocks are the red-hot San Francisco 49ers (who knocked Dallas out of the playoffs last year) and the Philadelphia Eagles (who might have homefield advantage throughout the playoffs).

I am used to Jerry selling Cowboys fans on hope and optimism, even when it was obvious the team didn’t have the needed talent or coaching in past years. I’ve called Jerry out on it. This year, though… seems different. The Cowboys dismantled an 8-1 Vikings team and proved they are capable of near perfect games.

If the Cowboys won the Super Bowl this year, I’d be happy for Dak. I’d be happy for Zeke and Pollard. I’d be ecstatic for Micah Parsons. But honestly, the one I’d toast first would be Jerry Jones.

Win one more for Jerry. The NFL will be a much different place when he’s gone.

How excited would you be if the Cowboys won the Super Bowl for Jerry? Let Michael know on Twitter @MikeESPNSA. You can listen to him on “Halftime with Mike Jimenez,” weekdays from Noon to 2 p.m.

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