NFL Rumors: Did Jerry Jones want Tim Tebow?
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is back at it again. Jones has been a gold mine for the media as of late, dropping what almost seems like one good quote a day.
A couple of days ago it was the “I want me some glory hole” comment. That was followed by a jab at the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in the form of a prediction to “beat the Giants’ a**” yesterday. Jones is also on the record as saying he’s angry with wide receiver Dez Bryant, due to Bryant’s off-the-field issues.
Jones indicated he’s reaching his breaking point with Bryant:
“He’s got to come on, step up and accept responsibility. I’m demanding that he work through it. He must do it or we can’t count on him.”
There was also the drunken video incident where Jones trash talked former head coach Bill Parcells, and even spoke about drafting Tim Tebow.
When asked if he would take Tebow in the third round Jones replied, “Why? He’d never get on the field. I can’t get him out there. I can’t get him out there.”
So, when Tebow was made available, did the Cowboys’ owner and general manager make a serious attempt at getting him via trade from the Denver Broncos?
It would seem likely that Jones made an attempt to acquire Tebow. After all, Jones is a businessman, and one of the brightest minds in NFL history. So, there’s a high probability “Tebow to the Cowboys” at least entered his mind, and why wouldn’t it?
Tebow’s jersey sales were through the roof while he played in Denver. Just imagine, Tim Tebow, one of the most beloved Christian athletes, playing for “America’s Team.” From a revenue and marketing stand point, that’s a match made in heaven, no pun intended.
I’m sure that if I’m thinking of it, then the idea crossed Jones’ mind, as well.
When asked recently if he tried to trade for Tebow, Jones said, “I’m not going to give you a straight answer.”
Based on that answer I would guess Jones did.
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