It’s good to see that Jimmy Johnson has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During halftime of yesterday’s NFC Divisional playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks Johnson was informed he made the Hall. He’s going to be the 328 member of the hall. Johnson could hardly speak when he heard the news. Fox Sports showed Johnson’s former quarterback Troy Aikman tearing up in the broadcast booth. Johnson said all he could think of is all the assistant coaches that worked for him, the great players that played for him saying they were the reason he made it into the hall. Johnson went on to say it was so special to him because when you put in the work that they put in its nice to know people appreciate it. Johnson told his broadcast crew at Fox that when you really put everything into something, it’s great to recognized by others saying “hey we appreciate what you did.” Johnson thanked all the great players he coached.
Amen brother, amen.
Can you imagine what the Cowboys would have done if Johnson and team owner Jerry Jones didn’t their falling out after winning their second Super Bowl together? The Super Bowl that Barry Switzer won as head coach was Jimmy’s team. The Cowboys probably would have gone on to win four Super Bowls in a row maybe more had he not been fired by Jones. There’s a whole generation of fans that have never seen the Cowboys in A Super Bowl let alone a conference championship.
Bill Cowher was also informed over the weekend he’s being added to the hall of fame. Congrats to both men. It’s well deserved.
When Jimmy Johnson was first hired I was not a fan of his because of the way Jones fired Tom Landry. The Cowboys went on to win only one game the first season after winning all their pre-season games. I grew to respect Johnson. He was tough as nails. The jury is still out for Jones. Question is can he get out of the way?.