Jones has been considered for the Hall of Fame in recent years and should one day be enshrined in Canton for his tenure as the Cowboys' owner and general manager.
He has presented Irvin, Smith and Allen for induction. Perhaps one day his sons, Stephen or Jerry Jr., or daughter, Charlotte, will present him for induction.
Stephen Jones, the Cowboys' executive vice president, believes his father has earned entrance into the Hall.
“He should be, in my opinion, for what he’s done for the game,” Stephen Jones said. “Obviously I’m biased being his son, but what he’s done for the NFL and the passion he has for the game, you just hope he gets the chance. And I’m sure he will, but you never take something like that for granted. Obviously there’s no bigger fan than myself for my father to one day get that opportunity.”