13 Years Ago… The Beginning of the End

13 years ago today, Jerry Jones fired Jimmy Johnson as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. The decision was mutual, and the press conference was a little too friendly for the circumstances:

“We’ve had hours of candid discussions the last two days,” said Mr. Johnson, “and I can sincerely tell you that I feel better today about Jerry Jones as a friend than I have in our entire relationship. After our discussions, we mutually decided I would no longer be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.”

If only they could have kept their egos in check, the Cowboys of the 90’s would have gone down as the greatest team of all time.  Of course, this is the story that put The Ticket on the map, so it wasn’t all bad.

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