Jerry Jones is one of the biggest names in all of sports. The billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys has always been a profound voice in the NFL.
It’s usually all business for Jerry – whether it’s discussing his team or contract negotiations. But on Tuesday morning, the successful businessman talked about how proud he is of his grandson.
John Stephen Jones, quarterback for Arkansas, will make his first collegiate start on Saturday against Western Kentucky. Jerry spoke to the media to talk about John’s accomplishment.
“To get to start at quarterback in the SEC, you have no one on this planet that appreciates that long journey (more) than Old Papa,” Jerry said, via Jori Epstein. “I’m really proud of him and going to be there to watch his first warmup throw.”
What an awesome moment it will be for the Jones’ family on Saturday. Hopefully, John will be able to lead the Razorbacks to a victory.
This won’t be John’s first live snaps this season. The Arkansas QB played in the team’s last two contests vs. Alabama and Mississippi State. For a team that’s struggled this season, John’s been a much-needed spark.
In two games this year (in limited action), the quarterback’s completed 10-of-16 passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns.
Jerry and Arkansas look forward to seeing what John can do on Saturday.