Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989 and restored a winning tradition to the franchise. He became the first owner in league history to win three Super Bowls in the first seven years of ownership. Dallas has advanced to the postseason 13 times under Jones. A leader in marketing, Jones’ vision has shaped and inspired the Cowboys’ most recent project, “The Star,” the crown jewel of sports facilities.
He led the NFL with a career-high 18.5 sacks in 2002 and recorded more sacks than any other NFL player from 2000-11. He also recorded a league-tying 29 opponents’ fumbles recovered in his career.
Warner explained Saturday during his Hall of Fame induction speech at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, that he saw the Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback on a box of Wheaties while stocking shelves in Iowa.
A 3 a.m. conversation with that box of Wheaties “set the wheels of change in motion” for Warner to eventually join Marino as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“Dan, I know you have no idea the role you played, but thanks for the motivation,” he said to Marino, who was seated behind Warner as he delivered his induction speech as the last member of the seven-man 2017 Hall of Fame class to speak Saturday in Canton.
After going undrafted from Northern Kids Football Jerseys Cheap Iowa in 1994, Warner spent training camp Knicks Cheap Jerseys with the Packers but was released. He then bagged groceries before getting an opportunity to play for the Iowa Barnstromers of the Arena Football League. After three seasons with the Barnstormers, with two Arena Bowl berths, Warner went to NFL Europe in 1998 before getting another shot at the NFL with the St. Louis Rams in 1999.