Jerry Jones is an American businessman and owner of National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys, born on 13 October 1942, In Los Angeles, California, U.S.
He is the son of J.W. “Pat” Jones and his wife Armenita Jones. His father had an Insurance company.
In 1963, He married Gene Jones. They have three children and nine grandchildren. All their children hold a high profile positions in the ‘Dallas Cowboys’ team.
He had completed his education from at North Little Rock High School. Later He had attended the University of Arkansas. At The University of Arkansas, He had been the co-captain of the 1964 National Championship football team. In 1970, He had completed his Master’s degree in business.
In 1965, after his graduation, He had worked as an Executive Vice President Modern Security Life of Springfield, an Insurance company, which had been owned by his father. In 1967, He had got the chance to purchase an AFL team ‘San Diego Chargers’, but he didn’t grab it but he wants to complete his master’s degree at Arkansas. After completing his Master degree in business, he had tried much business but couldn’t get success, Later he started an Oil and Gas exploration company in Oklahoma, which had been got a huge success, and established his offices all over the western USA and even in Canada. In 1989, Jerry Purchased the NFL team ‘Dallas Cowboys’ and their stadium for $140 million from the previous owner. Before owning, the team performed badly. Jerry Immediately changes the coach. In 1992, Jones had been selected to the ‘NFL Competition Committee’. In 1994, Jones had sacked Jimmy Johnson as the coach and had replaced him with another teammate from college, Barry Switzer.
- His real name is Jerral Wayne Jones.
- He lost $300,000 on a coin flip.
- He moved his office location to watch his son’s high school football practice.
- He met his wife on a Blind date.
- He had purchased of ‘Dallas Cowboys’, which sparked a turnaround in the team’s fortunes.
- He had made radical changes in the coaching staff.
- In 2008, He had scolded to referee Ed Hochuli in public related to a particular decision and was subsequently fined $25,000 by the NFL.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1993, He received the Outstanding Team ESPY Award.
- In 1994, He received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
- In 2013, He received the Horatio Alger Award.
- In 2014, he received the NFL Executive of the Year award.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Jerry Jones, Dreaming big and work hard to achieve it. Never stop dreaming of any failure.