The 1990s Dallas Cowboys are one of the greatest teams in NFL history, but they could have been even greater if not for the tumultuous relationship between owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jimmy Johnson.
The Cowboys won two Super Bowls with Johnson – and one more in the 1990s with Barry Switzer – but fans still wonder what could have been if Johnson stuck around.
Johnson, now 78 and on the verge of a Hall of Fame induction, left the Cowboys following the 1993 season. He was in Dallas for just five seasons. There were reportedly serious disagreements between Johnson and Jones, which led to the former’s departure.
Things appear to be on the mend, though. While Johnson has yet to be inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor, the former coach admitted that he could have done things better.
“Jerry shouldn’t take the entire blame. I was ready to move on. Could we have done something to make it work? Maybe. It really wasn’t all his fault,” Johnson said.
“Jerry shouldn’t take the entire blame. I was ready to move on. Could we have done something to make it work? Maybe. It really wasn’t all his fault.”
— @JimmyJohnson pic.twitter.com/f4MhplLPIP
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 4, 2021
Fans are happy – if not surprised – to hear Johnson admit something like that.
“Good stuff!!” one Cowboys fan tweeted.
“Thanks Jimmy, needed that,” another fan added.
Not everyone is buying it, though.
“Ready to move on?! Whattt. They just won back to back Super Bowls. Who the hell is moving on from that? I call bs. Jerry’s karma the past 25 years is getting rid of Jimmy inexplicably,” another fan added.
Regardless of what happened, Jones and Johnson appear to be willing to mend the relationship.
An emotional Jerry Jones finally acknowledges he “fooked it up” with Jimmy Johnson. And doesn’t know why all these years later pic.twitter.com/Zt1rdFnBbs
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) July 21, 2021
Johnson will eventually be inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor, though it won’t happen this year.
Asked if Jimmy Johnson will go into the Ring of Honor this year, Jerry Jones said he doesn’t want to do anything to take away from the shine of his entrance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) July 21, 2021
The Cowboys are set to play the Steelers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Thursday night.
The game will air on FOX.
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