FRISCO - What four faces are on your Dallas Cowboys Mount Rushmore? NBC took a stab at this long-standing parlor game .... and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones countered with the ultimate answer.
It served, frankly, as a great way to kill some time on the telecast during Dallas' 37-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on "Sunday Night Football.'' ... just like it's a game we've played on DFW sports-talk radio for 30 years.
NBC's answers? Tom Landry, Bob Lilly, Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith.
There are, of course, no wrong answers. And in fact, the alternative answers are so many that we barely have enough room on the internet to list them all, the result of the Cowboys' star-studded 60 years of success.
Indeed, in the past, when I've played this game on the radio, I've suggested that the Cowboys would need to name it "Cowboys Mount Rushmore at Tom Landry Park,'' or something, just to sneak in an extra name, somewhere. And this week, when addressing the issue, I got pinned down to four names - Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, Emmitt Smith and yes, I said Jerry Jones - while also noting that three separate Mount Rushmores are merited.
There is, in fact, one perfectly great answer that reflects that sentiment - and it comes from owner Jerry Jones. He told "Shan & RJ'' on 105.3 The Fan that he'd need "the whole Rocky Mountains'' to handle all the necessary carvings. Host Shan Shariff jokingly called the answer a "cop-out,'' but in fact, it's outstanding. Jerry's answer is "politically correct'' ... but it's also simply correct.