Jerry Jones announces Jimmy Johnson as Cowboys' Ring of Honor induction
Two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson to be inducted into Cowboys' Ring of Honor on Dec. 30. Ceremony at halftime.
Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson has been announced as the latest inductee into the team's Ring of Honor. This was revealed by team owner Jerry Jones on "Fox NFL Sunday." Johnson, who led the Cowboys to two Super Bowl victories in 1992 and 1993, will be honored on December 30, 2023.
Jones, who took Johnson under his wing when he bought the team in 1989, made the announcement, calling the time they spent together "magical." This announcement was met with good-natured humor from Johnson, who corrected Jones by saying it was actually 2023, not 1923.
During his five seasons as the Cowboys' head coach, Johnson had a 44-36 record and an impressive 7-1 postseason record. After his time with the Cowboys, he went on to coach the Miami Dolphins from 1996 to 1999.
Johnson's induction into the Ring of Honor has been long-awaited, as there has been speculation about a feud between him and Jones. However, Jones has defended the delay, emphasizing that there are many other players and coaches who have contributed to the team's success and deserve recognition as well.
Johnson will be the 24th inductee into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor, adding to his accolades that include being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2021 and being named NFL Coach of the Year in 1990.
The official ceremony will take place during halftime of the Cowboys' Week 17 matchup against the Lions. This event will be a fitting tribute to Johnson's significant contributions to the team's success during his tenure as head coach.