Cowboys' Jerry Jones: I have brain of '40-year-old'

Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones, 70, claims he still has a sharp mind. (Getty Images?AFP)

Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones, 70, claims he still has a sharp mind. (Getty Images?AFP)

JOHN CHICK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:34 PM ET

With the talk of the football world Thursday centering on the concussion settlement and the effects of repeated hits to the head on cognitive abilities, it’s worth noting that one prominent NFL name believes his brain is in better shape than ever. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones told the Dallas Morning News that at age 70, he’s sharper than ever.

“I’ve been told that I have, by CAT Scans, that it’s like the brain of a 40-year-old,” Jones said. “I know more about what I’m doing than hopefully I did 25 years ago.”

On Thursday, Christopher Seeger, a lawyer for the players in the concussion lawsuit, referred to Jones as a “hardass” negotiator.

It’s wonderful that Jones feels he’s totally with it at 70, but let us take a closer look at the second part of that statement. From 1988 — when Jones bought and took over the Cowboys — to 1998, the team averaged almost 10 wins a season and won three Super Bowls.


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