Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys on February 25, 1989, for the sum of $140 million. Today, the NFL club nicknamed “America’s Team” is worth an estimated $5.5 billion. Once he took charge, Jones installed himself as the team’s general manager and began to tear apart the foundation that was built before his arrival. Fans were left outraged but saw their anger turn to bliss as the Cowboys won three Super Bowls in the next decade. This is everything you need to know about one of the most polarizing owners in NFL history!
Fans Wanted Him Removed In 2012
In 2012, coming off of an 8-8 season, Dallas Cowboys fans decided they had seen enough of Jerry Jones. A group of the angriest even fans created a petition online to force his removal. The petition was published on change.org and received hundreds of signatures.
Much to the chagrin of fans, the petition went nowhere and Jerry Jones remained in control of the Dallas Cowboys. The team finished 8-8 that year and then went 8-8 again in 2013.