Dallas Cowboys: Rich Dalrymple

Jerry Jones wants what?

July, 29, 2012
OXNARD, Calif. -- Leave it to Jerry Jones to add a large dose of unintentional comedy to a subject as mundane as the Cowboys' leadership.

During the news conference to mark the opening of Cowboys training camp, Jones was rambling on about the importance of veterans such as Tony Romo and Jason Witten who "have excelled and been outstanding but not gotten the ring" to share their tales of disappointment with the younger players on the roster. Jones called it a reminder for him.

"I’ve been here when it was glory hole days and I’ve been here when it wasn’t," Jones said. "Having said that, I want me some glory hole."

The press conference was delayed for several seconds while the media in attendance snickered like school kids.

Just before the conclusion of the conference, Cowboys public relations chief Rich Dalrymple attempted to clarify what Jones meant by "glory hole," explaining that the term is a commonly used expression in the oil and gas business, the industry in which Jones built his wealth.

"And that's news to me," Jones deadpanned.

Jerry takes blame for Bryant's late start

April, 23, 2010
IRVING, Texas -- The introductory press conference for Dez Bryant, whose puncuality problems are highly publicized, start several minutes later than scheduled.

Not that it was Bryant's fault. This was a classic case of Jerry time.

Bryant was at Valley Ranch, sporting a stylish suit and tie, more than an hour ahead of time. As PR chief Rich Dalyrlmple pointed out, there has probably never been a press conference featuring Jerry Jones that has started on time.

"Some people can be late," Wade Phillips wisecracked.

Waiting for something to happen

March, 22, 2010
ORLANDO -- We're here at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando waiting.

Well, that's what reporters do most days as the first day of the NFL owner's meetings is underway.

We saw Gene Jones, the wife of Jerry Jones, headed to a spouses event sponsored by Reebok. We also ran into Rich Dalrymple, public relations chief of the Cowboys. We asked Rich for a little face time with Jerry.

He said that wouldn't be a problem.

At some point today the prime-time NFL schedule will be released and the Thanksgiving Day games will also be announced. Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, is expected to speak with reporters.

Several members of the media are staying at the JW Marriott, across the way from the Ritz-Carlton. After the meetings, several reporters are going to get a facial. Matt Mosley, our NFC East blogger is thinking of getting one as well.