An embarrassing moment on national television for Shy Anderson might end up with him getting the last laugh.
After NBC cameras caught the son-in-law of Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones cleaning Jones’ eyeglasses in the owner’s suite in New York during the team’s game against the Giants, Anderson quickly became a viral joke by the next morning.
Everyone wanted to know whom Jerry’s “personal eyeglasses cleaner” was.
But Anderson has decided to take this moment and capitalize on it by designing and ordering custom eye-glass cleaning cloths and calling them “Jerry Wipes,” according to The Dallas Morning News.
“They can also be used for spontaneous shoe shining, if necessary,” Anderson told the newspaper. “It started out as a joke, but let’s see how far we can take it.”
Anderson told the Morning News his side of the story about the situation.
“Jerry never talks to anybody during the game,” Shy said. “He is so focused. But he started asking, ‘Where’s Witten?’ I was looking over his should and I could see his glasses were completely smudged. I said, ‘Seriously, Jerry? Let me see your glasses.’ I actually had an eyeglass cloth in my pocket.”
Earlier this week, Jones explained exactly what happened in the suite during a Dallas radio interview.
“Well, one of the things that I would do if I were another human on this planet is not sit near me at a ballgame because you could get compromised by what really is happening,” Jones said on 105.3 KRLD-FM’s Elf and Slater show. “And, of course, that was Shy Anderson, my son-in-law, who’s a vital part of our organization. [He was] trying to just help his father-in-law where he could see the ballgame. He reached down and say those things need cleaning. He’s paying the price on it. We’ll figure it out.
“I heard that somebody might need to be shining my shoes up there. Somebody else serving me hors d’oeuvres in between the huddle. We’ll get this done right. Had you told me last week that we’re going to be able to laugh and smile about this and this would be something fun and notable to talk about, I would have taken that in a minute. I was about to die up there. About to swallow my tongue.”