Fast Facts

  • Was a co-captain and starting guard of the 1964 Arkansas football team that won the national championship.
  • Passed on an opportunity to buy the San Diego Chargers in 1967 to further his degree at Arkansas.
  • Bought the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Stadium for $140 million in 1989.
  • One of his first moves as owner/general manager of the Cowboys was firing legendary coach Tom Landry and replacing him with friend and former teammate Jimmy Johnson.
  • Dedicated the Cowboys Thanksgiving Day halftime show as a national showcase to kick off The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Drive.
  • Has a cameo as himself in Dallas: War of the Ewings.


  • J.W. "Pat" Jones — Father
  • Arminta Jones — Mother
  • Stephen Jones — Son
  • Jerry Jones Jr. — Son
  • Jacque Jones Huff — Sister
  • Eugenia Chambers — Wife
  • Charlotte — Daughter


  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (1965; MBA 1970)


  • Birth Name: Jerrel Wayne Jones
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birthday: October 13, 1942, Libra
  • Profession: NFL Owner
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