Finally. After all these years, Jimmy Johnson is finally going to get the respect he deserves from the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Buzz started to circulate among the Cowboys media and as everything in the world today, Twitter quickly disseminated the information to the general public. Ahead of kickoff for Week 11, on the road in Carolina, Jerry Jones finally gave in.
Jones announced a press conference for 25 minutes before kickoff and when Johnson appeared with him on the field at Bank of America Stadium, it was obvious what was happening. Johnson will be enshrined in the club’s Ring of Honor during halftime of the team’s December 30 bout with the Detroit Lions. Finally.
Johnson was Jones’ first coach as owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and they won two Super Bowl’s together. But the relationship soon soured and Jones fired Johnson, winning a third Super Bowl two years later with Barry Switzer as his head coach.
Though the two eventually repaired their relationship, Jones has refused to put Johnson in the storied Ring of Honor, despite Johnson being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020. The delay has angered Cowboys fans, whose greatest memories involve Johnson leading the charge. As expected, Twitter responded with a hugh sigh of relief at the news, and the potential for the curse to be broken.
anyone want to change their minds? Got 10 minutes 😂 https://t.co/ERhGYx2qIo
— KD Drummond (@KDDrummondNFL) November 19, 2023
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨
Jimmy Johnson will be inducted into #Cowboys coveted Ring of Honor — officially — per Jerry Jones.
Long time coming, but the wait is over.
The king is in on 12/30/23. 👑 pic.twitter.com/sY4CXTNHrh
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) November 19, 2023
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor Members (year enshrined)
Troy Aikman (2005)
Larry Allen (2011)
Gil Brandt (2018)
Tony Dorsett (1994)
Charles Haley (2011)
Cliff Harris (2004)
Bob Hayes (2001)
Chuck Howley (1977)
Michael Irvin (2005)
Jimmy Johnson (2023)
Lee Roy Jordan (1989)
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 19, 2023
On December 26, 1993, Jimmy Johnson coached his final regular season game at home for the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium.
Now on December 30, 2023, he will go into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor on the final home game of the Dallas Cowboys regular season.
— Ricardo Morales (@SpaceCowboyMED) November 19, 2023
Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson pic.twitter.com/WIG6VNfO9M
— Aaron Busby 🏁 (@MrBusby4o8) November 19, 2023
— Mayor Eric L. Johnson (@Johnson4Dallas) November 19, 2023
HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS JIMMY JOHNSON!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/2YL1yu2elP
— Brad† (@BradLira1) November 19, 2023
FINALLY‼️ Jimmy Johnson will inducted into the Cowboys ROH on December 30th. Tickets to that game will make a great Christmas gift. pic.twitter.com/flNZxryrBF
— 𝘽𝙞𝙜 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 901 ✊🏽🥃🏀🏈 (@SuaveBrutha) November 19, 2023
When Jerry Jones inducts Jimmy Johnson into the Ring of Honor ending the curse and resulting in the Cowboys winning the Super Bowl this year. pic.twitter.com/IvvyxwB06Z
— Jerry Jones’s Yacht Captain (@MJBIV4) November 19, 2023
Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson on the fox pregame show pic.twitter.com/Ibou1Gge6S
— Tyler (@TylerHerrick) November 19, 2023
The Curse is lifted.
Jerry Jones tells Jimmy Johnson he’s going into the Cowboys Ring of Honour on December 30, 2023 (initially said 1923😂)
Finally indeed. pic.twitter.com/Azt2ScS9eo
— Laurie Horesh (@LaurieHoresh) November 19, 2023
JIMMY JOHNSON GOING INTO THE COWBOYS RING OF HONOR!!! pic.twitter.com/4POrM5Af5g
— Jakob (@jwheels_1) November 19, 2023
DECEMBER MF’N 30th JIMMY JOHNSON IS GOING INTO THE RING OF HONOR🔥🔥 LETS GOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/Jno49q1e0A
— Keystone Cowboy (@cowboy_keystone) November 19, 2023
I feel like this is the seventh time Jerry Jones has announced Jimmy Johnson is going into the ring of honor
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) November 19, 2023
Jimmy Johnson will FINALLY be in the Ring of Honor!!!! pic.twitter.com/1wio37ymaQ
— ✭ Shane ✭ (@shane_8804) November 19, 2023
About damn time Jerruh.
Jimmy Johnson to the Cowboys Ring of Honor
— Patrick Conn (@PatrickConnCFB) November 19, 2023
FINALLY: Jerry Jones announces that Jimmy Johnson will be inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor on December 30th, 2023.
Though he originally said “1923”! 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/jX3M30wSev
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) November 19, 2023
Everyone accused Jerry Jones of waiting too long before inducting Jimmy Johnson into the ring of honor. Jokes on us, Jimmy now becomes the FIRST person to be inducted, going into the ring of honor in December of 1923. Well played, Jerry, you time-traveling bastard.
— Dan Rogers (@DannyPhantom24) November 19, 2023
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has announced that Jimmy Johnson will finally be inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor on December 30th pic.twitter.com/WIfCfwNvbP
— Dallas Texas TV (@DallasTexasTV) November 19, 2023
— 💙🤍💙🧡💙🤍💙🧡💙🤍💙🧡 (@CowboysGoddess) November 19, 2023
Jimmy Johnson is officially going in the Cowboys Ring of Honor.
— Festive Micah Parsons Fan (@demcowboysfan) November 19, 2023
About time Jerry Jones made it right with Jimmy Johnson
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) November 19, 2023
JIMMY JOHNSON FINALLY TO THE RING OF HONOR!! Thank you, Jerry. ITS. ABOUT. TIME. ✭
— Dave Sturchio (@DaveSturchio) November 19, 2023
Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson walking off the field together. This really might happen, folks. pic.twitter.com/GqCQaMjg51
— Cameron Burnett (@Cdburnett7) November 19, 2023
JIMMY JOHNSON IS HEADED INTO THE DALLAS COWBOYS RING OF HONOR!!!!
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) November 19, 2023
Jerry Jones said that Jimmy Johnson will go into the ringer of honor on Dec. 30, 1923.
Yes. He said that. https://t.co/ljVpgYMsH3
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) November 19, 2023
So glad that Jimmy is finally in and that we can stop talking about it every year https://t.co/GXDSElTum6
— John Owning (@JohnOwning) November 19, 2023
🕯 Johnson 🕯
Ring of Honor
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) November 19, 2023
This is very disrespectful for the Cowboys to make this announcement at Carolina and at their stadium 20 minutes before kickoff.
It says the game is not important.
I hope the players don’t have the same mindset
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 19, 2023
Holy crap, Jerry caved
— Mike Piellucci (@mikelikessports) November 19, 2023
HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!
— ₗₐₙᴰₒₙ (@McCoolBCB) November 19, 2023
Wow, Jerry Jones just confirmed on @NFLonFOX that Jimmy Johnson is going into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor during the Sat., Dec. 30 home game against Detroit.
— David Helman (@davidhelman_) November 19, 2023