Jerry Jones A Finalist For 2017 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been selected as a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, chosen by the hall's contributor committee.
The Cowboys won three Super Bowls in a span of four seasons from 1992 to 1995 after Jones bought the team in 1989 and fired Tom Landry, the only coach the franchise had known.
The 73-year-old billionaire who made his fortune in the oil business was also a pioneer in sponsorships, sparking a lawsuit from the NFL when he struck deals outside the league's revenue-sharing model. He played college football at Arkansas and was a member of the Razorbacks' 1964 national championship team.
The 2017 class will be selected during Super Bowl weekend in February.