Jerry Jones is not afraid to mix it up with fans

Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is among the most recognizable team owners in all of professional sports.  Jones has joined the ranks of New York Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner and Oakland Raiders owner' Al Davis on this illustrious list.

Since Davis turns 81 years old and Steinbrenner turns 80, amazingly both on July 4, Jones has no doubt become the most public of these legendary figures.  Ironically, Jones' newest competition, regarding sports ownership notoriety, might be his fellow Metroplex resident, Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban.    

Jones is both revered and reviled by Cowboy and NFL fans alike.  The hero who won three Super Bowls and built the most magnificent stadium in American sports history is also the villain who fired legendary Cowboys' coach Tom Landry and broke apart his team's 90's dynasty, due to his tainted relationship with Coach Jimmy Johnson.

Jones is also infamous for overseeing the Cowboys during their longest playoff victory drought in club history.  Last season's 34-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles was the team's first in 13 years.

Love him or hate him, Jerry Jones appears to be an owner that is not afraid to mix it up with his team's mega fan base.  Below are two pieces of video displaying this belief.

The first scene took place during a Mexico vs. Haiti soccer match, at Cowboys Stadium last July.  Jones was very happy to sign autographs and shake hands with a bevy of fans in attendance.

The second piece is Jones' famous drunken rant about Tony Romo, Bill Parcells and Tim Tebow.  It is pretty cool that this recent, dubious interaction was with a group of ordinary fans, not media or other NFL personnel.

Jones also made news this offseason regarding the practical joke played on him by New Orleans Saints' coach Sean Payton, during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

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