Dallas Cowboy owner and general manager Jerry Jones announced Thursday that Jimmy Johnson would be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.
“I think we’ve got some great days ahead of us,” Jones said before the team’s Hall of Fame Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “We are going to certainly be recognizing what’s happening here with the Hall of Fame.”
While he made the announcement, Jones did not specify when the induction will happen.
“Tex Schramm, who started that Ring of Honor, he said, ‘Jerry, keep it kind of limited with people, but make sure it wasn’t just about the plays they made.,’” said Jones.
Johnson, who was Jones’ teammate during their playing days at Arkansas, joked about when the recognition would take place. “While I’m alive?” he asked.
During his five seasons in Dallas, Johnson had a 44-36 record. He also went 7-1 in the postseason.
Johnson was asked about the Ring of Honor when he was interviewed in Key Largo, Florida, last month.
“I think other people think about the Ring of Honor a lot more than I do,” Johnson said. “Jerry’s told me numerous times he’s going to put me in the Ring of Honor.”