June 16, 2024

Jimmy Johnson was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys’ Ring of Honor on Saturday, about 30 years after he led the workforce to a Tremendous Bowl championship after which parted methods.

Years of pressure between workforce proprietor Jerry Jones and Johnson have been formally put to relaxation because the legendary head coach acquired to see his identify up on AT&T Stadium subsequent to a number of the greats who graced the group over time.

Johnson appeared in his traditional spot on “FOX NFL Sunday” and acquired somewhat choked up speaking concerning the honor.

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Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame coach Jimmy Johnson speaks whereas being inducted within the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor at halftime of the Detroit Lions recreation, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Picture/Sam Hodde)

“I assume you possibly can say it’s type of a remaining chapter,” Johnson stated, “since you go into the Faculty and the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame, the Ring of Honor, the College of Miami Ring of Honor, Dallas Cowboys, however what made it so particular, the entire journey and final night time – I had my household there, my finest associates there and my gamers and my coaches …”

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Michael Strahan and Terry Bradshaw comforted Johnson as he fought again tears.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson additionally dropped by and gave the previous Miami Hurricanes coach his letter of intent. He talked about how influential the coach had been in his life.

Jimmy Johnson joined Tom Landry as the one coaches alongside the 19 gamers and two executives within the unique Cowboys honor.

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Jimmy Johnson in the ring of honor

Jimmy Johnson’s identify is unveiled through the halftime ceremony of the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys recreation, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Picture/Sam Hodde)

“Thanks, Jerry Jones, for bringing me to the Dallas Cowboys,” he informed the gang.

Johnson left the Cowboys after the 1993 season amid a high-level cut up with Jones. One of many theories over the abrupt finish was a tussle over who ought to get the credit score for the turnaround.

Dallas was 1-15 in 1989 – the 12 months Jones purchased the Cowboys and employed Johnson – to the primary back-to-back Tremendous Bowl titles in franchise historical past in 1992 and 1993.

“I feel we’re previous who will get credit score,” Johnson stated. “The 2 of us, working collectively, made historical past. After I say working collectively, we talked each single day. I don’t ever recall us having a distinction of opinion.”

Johnson would coach the Miami Dolphins later, however he would in the end retire and head to the TV facet.

Jimmy Johnson laughs

Jimmy Johnson throughout a information convention with Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Picture/Sam Hodde)

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But it surely seems the chapter is lastly closed for Johnson and Jones.

The Related Press contributed to this report.