Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is one of the favorites to be included on the Pro Football Hall of Fame contributor committee’s ballot next week, and coach Jason Garrett believes he deserves to be a first ballot Hall of Famer, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“For me, he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer,” Garrett said. “If you think about the impact he’s had on this league since 1989, it’s way above my pay grade but I know he’s had a huge impact in how we do TV contracts, how we market teams, I think he’s helped grow this league as much as any owner I know of. There’s no question the league is very different now than it was in 1989 and he’s been in the forefront of so many of these big changes, these big developments, this growth that we’ve had. I just think he’s done an amazing job.”
The committee will select two NFL contributors for the ballot. Along with Jones, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, former New York Giants owner George Young, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and former general manager Bobby Beathard will be considered.
Jones has been the Cowboys owner since 1989, leading the franchise to three Super Bowl titles and turning the franchise into the most lucrative team in the world, according to Forbes.