Cowboys owner Jerry Jones honored for entrepreneurship in Dallas

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones honored for entrepreneurship in Dallas

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Cowboys owener Jerry Jones was honored in Dallas by UNT's Murphy Center for lifetime achievement in entrepreneurship.

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by GEORGE RIBA

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Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 9:10 PM

DALLAS -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was honored by a lifetime achievement in entrepreneurship award Friday.

"I'm honored to be standing here today," Jones told a luncheon at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Jones is the 11th recipient of the award presented by the Murphy Center, which serves the UNT campus and surrounding community.

"The Cowboys were losing $1 million a month when I bought them," Jones said. "We paid at that time, the most that had ever been paid for anything in sports when we bought the Cowboys. But, certainly we put ourselves on an incentive plan in a way to do some of the things that I get a lot of the credit for."

Jones also credited his family, his two sons and his daughter, for helping him earn the recognition.

"Many of the things that I get recognition for - positively - that I get credit for, not only were their ideas, but they executed them," Jones said. "That's a fact."

Jones did not make himself available afterward to answer questions about his team and comments made earlier in the week by former coach Jimmy Johnson concerning his team and his relationship with Jones.

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