It’s a good year to be a part of the Dallas Cowboys football family. Not only is Dallas sitting pretty at 9-1 atop the NFC standings, but the sons of two prominent Cowboys leaders are also leading their team through the Texas football playoffs … together.
As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Highland Park quarterback John Stephen Jones, the son of Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones and grandson of owner Jerry Jones, completed two touchdown passes in the team’s 45-3 rout of Frisco Independence to wide receiver J.T. Dooley, the son of Cowboys wide receiver coach Derek Dooley.
The sudden connection has caught fire in large part because it had to; according to the Morning News, Dooley only made his way into a preferred receiver’s slot because starting Highland Park wide out Cade Saustad was forced out of the game in the first quarter.
By game’s end, the younger Dooley had a team-high 97 yards on five receptions, all from Jones, who finished with 189 yards and three scores through the air, not to mention a reception of his own a two-point conversion.
Not a bad day for a pair of junior Cowboys who just so happen to suit up in blue and yellow that might normally be better suited for the Rams.