Jerry Jones pays tribute to wife, who he chose as presenter for HOF induction

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid high tribute to his wife Gene, who will present him at this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction.

Issuing a touching statement, Jones called her, “the backbone of our family,” and said she is “my closest advisor, my best friend.”

This is a gracious statement by Jones.

According to NFL.com, Mrs. Jones will join other famous football wives on the platform in Canton, including Brenda Warner, Kim Singletary and Deanna Favre at the August 5 ceremony.

As for Jones, she and Jerry are icons in the NFL world and have been married 54 years. The saying “happy wife, happy life” surely comes to mind in reading Jerry’s sentimental tribute to his wife Gene.