Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Affluent in Influence

Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal released its annual list of the 50 most influential people in sports business, and it featured a familiar name.

Jerry Jones, product of North Little Rock, member of the University of Arkansas’ 1964 national championship team and owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is No. 18 on the list. That’s a tumble of eight spots from the previous two years.

Here is what the SBJ wrote about Jones: “His team may struggle, he lost a battle with the league over salary cap penalties, and sometimes the media may not be kind, but in the end it’s still the Cowboys and he is still Jerry Jones. Cowboys Stadium continues to set the standard for NFL facilities, and win or lose, the franchise remains a proven ratings winner for the NFL’s network partners.”