Stephen Jones 'more nervous' watching son play in Texas playoffs than Cowboys

Stephen Jones 'more nervous' watching son play in Texas playoffs than Cowboys

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Stephen Jones 'more nervous' watching son play in Texas playoffs than Cowboys

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These are good times for avid football fanatics in Dallas, as the Cowboys own both a playoff berth and the NFL’s best record (11-1) and Texas high school championship season nearing a thrilling conclusion. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has ample reason to be excited about both – his son and Jerry Jones’ grandson, John Stephen, is the starting quarterback for Dallas’ Highland Park.

The gridiron good times don’t come without angst, of course, for the proud papa.

“I’m probably even more nervous watching him play,” Jones said in an interview on KRLD-FM (105.3 The Fan), via the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously these are big, big football games for him. And obviously big, big football games for the Cowboys. And they’re very similar in terms of your emotions and how you feel out there.

“And so it’s obviously very fortunate that these things are dovetailing together.”

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Highland Park, 14-7 winners over Mansfield Legacy in Friday’s Class 5A Division I state quarterfinal at the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, will play Denton Ryan in a state semifinal back at the football palace in Arlington. The next day, the Cowboys host the New York Giants on that same field in an attempt to clinch the NFC East.

The Jones family’s football legacy appears to be alive and well.

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