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Cleaning Jerry Jones' glasses on TV gives birth to "Jerry Wipes"

The SportsXchange

After being the target of numerous jokes for cleaning the eyeglasses of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during a nationally televised game, Shy Anderson now plans to cash in on his little chore, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Anderson is Jones' son-in-law, and he was caught by television cameras dutifully cleaning off Jones glasses during Thursday's game between the Cowboys and Giants.

With the exposure the incident received, Anderson is putting out a new product that will be offered in the Cowboys' online store soon.

The product is called "Jerry Wipes," which are custom eyeglass cleaning cloths designed by Anderson that have the words "Jerry Wipes" printed on them.

"They can also be used for spontaneous shoe shining, if necessary," Anderson told the Morning News, adding a laugh.

Anderson says he's serious about this.

"Absolutely," he said. "It started out as a joke, but let's see how far we can take it."

Of course, now he's obligated to explain how he came to be Jones' personal glasses cleaner.

"Jerry never talks to anybody during the game," Anderson told the newspaper. "He is so focused. But he started asking, 'Where's Witten?' I was looking over his shoulder and I could see his glasses were completely smudged. I said, 'Seriously, Jerry? Let me see your glasses.' I actually had an eyeglass cloth in my pocket."

TV cameras caught the rest as Anderson handed the glasses back to Jones.

"Well, one of the things that I would do if I were another human on this planet is not sit near me at a ballgame because you could get compromised by what really is happening," Jones said on 105.3 KRLD-FM radio, according to Fox Sports Southwest. "And, of course, that was Shy Anderson, my son-in-law, who's a vital part of our organization. [He was] trying to just help his father-in-law where he could see the ballgame. He reached down and said those things need cleaning. He's paying the price on it. We'll figure it out.

"I heard that somebody might need to be shining my shoes up there. Somebody else serving me hors d'oeuvres in between the huddle. We'll get this done right."

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