Jerry Jones finds himself in a Pro Football Hall of Fame time rift.
Not that the Cowboys owner is unhappy about receiving the game’s highest individual honor during Saturday night’s ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Jones, though, knows enshrinement into the Hall is usually the final chapter of the honoree’s gridiron biography.
The past five owners and/or team executives selected — Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Bill Polian, Ron Wolf, Bill Parcells and Ralph Wilson — were no longer working in the league or distanced from day-to-day operations.
He remembers when former Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson “had this vision that he was going to take this skinny kid out of Akron, this tweener and find a position for him.”
Taylor made that pay off.
“Some kids would go there or say you’re not going to have a chance or whatever,” Taylor during the festivities in Canton. “If you can play, they’ll find you. There is a lot of good football being played in New Cheap Jerseys the Mid-American Conference.”
Taylor became the sixth Pro Hall of Famer with Mid-American Conference ties and joined Jack Lambert (Kent State) as the second player who finished his career at a MAC school to be enshrined. It’s part of an impressive run for the conference that should grow into the future.
“There is going to be more Hall of Famers from the Mid-American coming NBA Basketball Jerseys up with Ben Roethlisberger and some of those guys coming through and have their turn in Canton,” Taylor said.