Is Jerry Jones superstitious about Sunday night?
The Dallas Cowboys (7-3) travel to MetLife Stadium Sunday night to face the New York Giants (3-7) to keep pace with the Philadelphia Eagles for the top spot in the NFC East. The last time the Cowboys played a team with such a win margin disparity was late in October against Washington at home in AT&T Stadium, with Dallas losing 20-17 in overtime and Romo suffering two transverse process fractures in his back.
Jerry Jones has had a lot of time to walk the streets of New York, both before and after he bought the Dallas Cowboys in 1989. The club’s third principal owner since their 1960 inception claims know every sidewalk, every crack to avoid while in the Big Apple.
"I am superstitious," Jones told 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] in Dallas on Friday.
The Cowboys owner, president, and general manager told a story about how legendary NFL play-by-play for CBS and FOX, Pat Summerall, gave him a pair of expensive socks to wear.
"And he comes out on the field and he says, ‘I got something for you. Go and put these on. They’ve got to be good luck. They’re 150-dollar socks,’ Jones said.
According to Jones, after putting on the socks, the Cowboys won the game and ultimately the Super Bowl with the young owner wearing them in every subsequent game â washing them, of course.
The Cowboys are the league’s best rushing team, while the Giants surrender 145.0 yards per game on the ground. It shouldn’t take very costly good luck socks from Jones’ collection as Dallas looks to get a win Sunday night.