Arkansas to honor Jerry Jones with special Cowboys replica uniforms

(via Arkansas)

When Arkansas takes on Texas A&M next week, it will wear special uniforms to honor Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a former Razorbacks player and Arkansas graduate, for his recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The game will be played at AT&T Stadium, Dallas’ home field, and the Razorbacks will closely resemble the Cowboys — except for one major difference. You can’t miss it.

(via Arkansas)
(via Arkansas)
(via Arkansas)

Even as a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, I can admit this is a pretty cool idea and creative way to pay tribute to Jones, who played for the Razorbacks in the ’60s and was a co-captain on the 1964 national championship team.

“What do you give a man who’s had everything and now is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? When I saw this idea, I thought, ‘There it is,’” Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement.

Added Jones: “I don’t know that I’ve had anything happen to me that has been as meaningful as this gesture from the University of Arkansas.”

Arkansas, 1-1 on the year, was off this weekend, while A&M improved to 2-1 with a win over Louisiana-Lafayette. The game is scheduled for an 11 a.m. CT kickoff next Saturday.

Jerry Jones speaks during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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