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JONES, JR., JERRY – Football Administration

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JONES, JR., JERRY – Football Administration – Georgetown University/Southern Methodist University: Jerry Jones, Jr. is the Executive Vice President and Chief Sales/Marketing Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at Georgetown and his law degree at SMU, he joined the family business in 1996 becoming the Cowboys’ Vice President/General Counsel. In 2001 he took over as the club’s Chief Sales/Marketing Officer. Jones was instrumental in the design and planning of the AT&T Stadium and played an integral role in the development of the 91 acres and related businesses opened in the fall of 2016 at the new Dallas Cowboys headquarters, The Star, located in Frisco, TX. He spearheaded the health and wellness project located at The Star, including the Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research Facility, the 300,000 square-foot campus for sports medicine, research and performance facility. In addition, he was directed the development of the Cowboys Club located at The Star, a first-of-its-kind private members club complete with a restaurant, pool, five-star restaurant, fitness facility and more. Currently, Jones is the guiding force behind the club’s sales and marketing efforts, including fans and corporate partners, as well as the Cowboys’ vast merchandising business and digital and broadcast media. In both 2008 and 2009, these efforts were recognized by the Sports Business Journal when Jones was named to their “40 Under 40” list for making the greatest contributions to their organizations and the world of sports and entertainment.

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