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Jerry Jones Draft Comment Goes Viral: NFL World Reacts

Jerry Jones walks onto the field before a Cowboys game.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 05: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones looks on before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Jerry Jones is well-known for being very candid about pretty much everything related to running a football team.

Today, the Dallas Cowboys owner is going viral for a remark he made in regards to who has the ultimate say on draft picks. In the process of answering the question, Jones took a (possibly) playful jab at his son Stephen, the team's vice president.

"There's a lot of talk in this business about who actually makes the call," Jones said. "Taco [Charlton] was Stephen's call. [Micah] Parsons was my call."

The comment drew laughs, even though Stephen joked that it's "not that funny to him." If you're looking for context, Charlton was Dallas' 2017 first-round pick who wound up being a bust, while Parsons, who looks like a budding superstar, was last year's first round selection.

How you react to Jerry's quote might depend on how serious you think he and Stephen were being.

To be fair, it has been said that Jerry wanted to draft failed quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round eight years ago, but Stephen refused to let him do it. The Cowboys took perennial All-Pro offensive lineman Zack Martin instead, a much wiser investment.

Overall though, Dallas' drafting has been excellent over the last decade or so. The Cowboys have hit on a number of picks, which is something that all of the Joneses should be proud of.