Jerry Jones likes to talk…a lot. Sometimes his own mouth can be his own worst enemy.
The Dallas Cowboy sowner has negotiated his fair share of deals over the years, and that includes one of the biggest with wide receiver Dez Bryant who is no longer on the team or in the NFL.
When Jones was trying to get a new deal for Bryant, the wide receiver was signed to Roc Nation at the time which means he was partnered with Jay-Z. During a recent interview with the financial network Cheddar, Jones actually admitted to speaking with the hip hop mogul directly when negotiating Bryant’s contract.
That is quite significant, because it’s against league rules as owners are not allowed to speak to uncertified NFLPA agents when negotiating a deal.
“Clubs are prohibited from engaging in individual contract negotiations with any agent who is not listed by the NFLPA as being duly certified” is the rule’s exact wording.
“JAY-Z, bar none, is in the top five of anyone I’ve ever met. His style, his demeanor, the quality of the person he is, he’s just outstanding,” he said, before admitting to the Bryant negotiations.
“I negotiated personally with JAY-Z on Dez Bryant’s contract. And we actually were in the 21 Club, and we started about 12 midnight and finished about five in the morning and we negotiated down in the wine cellar Dez Bryant‘s contract,” he said.
It was just a few weeks ago when Dez himself confirmed that Jerry tried to talk about his upcoming deal without his agent present.
“This is a fact.. 100% correct,” he tweeted.
This is some solid proof as to why some agents probably aren’t big fans of the Dallas Cowboys owner.