Jerry Jones is not known for his modesty.
The Dallas Cowboys owner — and man behind the NFL’s largest stadium — is known for taking an active role in his team’s football operations, even at his elevated age.
Jones will be 71 in October, but he shared with Dallas Morning News reporter Rainer Sabin on Thursday that his brain is, in fact, a full generation younger.
“I’ve been told that I have, by CAT scans, that it’s like the brain of a 40-year-old,” Jones said. “…The guy really did not know it was me. I was there anonymously. He said, ‘And so I just wanted to come down. I saw your chart. I know how old you are. That part is really impressive.’”
Not to toot your own horn or anything, Mr. Jones.
Jones says he is better at his job than he was when he bought the Cowboys in 1989, but that has not translated on the field in recent years. America’s Team has won the NFC East just twice since 2000, has been shut out of the playoffs each of the last three years and has not advanced to a Super Bowl since winning it all after the 1995 season.
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