Dallas News "Owner Jerry Jones voiced his support for Art Briles on Tuesday, saying he believes the former Baylor coach will be back in football soon and adding that he would want his grandson to play for him. Briles, whose daughter Jancy worked in the Cowboys public relations department for a number of years, has a standing invitation to attend the team's practices. He stood in the tower overlooking the two practice fields with Jones and Oscar De La Hoya, who was in attendance to promote a fight at AT&T Stadium.
Jones said he doesn't see the scandal at Baylor and Briles' forced departure as an issue for him to get back into the game. "Well I don't, no, I don't,'' Jones said. "I think he has such a distinguished coaching career that... "I will vouch for him as a person. He's top quality as a person. I'd want my grandson if he had the chance, to play for him.''"
Jerry Jones is one who sure knows how to Trump the standard for most-controversial comments. Look, I'm not going to get on the contemporary high horse here and discuss the Briles legal case and its finer details, because it's not a discussion. Briles was fired for issues with athlete accountability, mostly involving serious sexual misconduct. His football team won a ton, but some players were doing horrible things. The first part does not in any way justify the second. However, that's kind of how Jones' comment comes across here--that Briles' coaching success is the thing to focus on and the important thing about him. That might be the case if Briles' scandal involved money (in regards to the NFL anyway, which is all about the $$$), just comments, or even recruiting violations, but this case doesn't. This case involves sexual assault. Given Jerry's past and some of his alleged controversies (see photo at beginning), it's just crazy that he would take Briles' side. But that's just Jerry Jones. Jerry Jones is crazy.
At least his team is looking very good this year: