Flashback: Jerry Jones buys Cowboys on this day in 1989


DALLAS (KXAN) — The Dallas Cowboys franchise changed 30 years ago when a businessman from Arkansas bought “America’s Team”.

Jerry Jones purchased the Cowboys for $140 million on February 25, 1989. After the purchase, Jones rattled the franchise’s foundation, firing head coach Tom Landry and hiring Jimmy Johnson.

In 30 years as the owner, the Cowboys have won three Super Bowl championships with the last coming in 1995 with Barry Switzer as the head coach.

KXAS in Dallas broke the story in 1989. Check out the video above for a detailed flashback in to how the deal got done.

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