Cowboys' Jerry Jones should use his power, resources to be bigger force for NFL diversity | Opinion

FRISCO, Texas – How many times over the years has something come out of the mouth of Jerry Jones that made you wonder: “Did he just say that?”

This popped into mind during an extended interview recently with the Dallas Cowboys owner as we discussed race – including the flood of criticism that came after The Washington

Post published a 1957 photo that showed Jones in the background of a disturbance where a mob of white students blocked six Black students from integrating North Little Rock High

School – and his role in NFL diversity efforts. I asked Jones, arguably the NFL’s most influential owner, why he hasn’t been more of a force on the diversity

front within the league. From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. “The people they put on the

diversity committee,” Jones said, “I sure would have gladly ... if they had put in the Jerry Jones Rule rather than the Rooney Rule, I would have been there.”

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