There's a bit of a war of the words on our hands right now between two of the most recognizable figures in the football community.
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones accused former team head coach Jimmy Johnson of "sniveling" over the fact that despite his Hall of Fame induction, he's yet to be included in the Cowboys Ring of Honor.
“I’ve got a lot of other lives out here that have laid a lot on the line on the field that need to be in that Ring of Honor as well,” Jones told NBC Dallas/Fort Worth on Sunday. “And so how I do that, what I do it with, I get to make that decision. And it isn’t at the end of the day all tailored around whether Jimmy is sniveling or not.”
And it wasn't long before Johnson himself responded.
“I had to look up that word in the dictionary,” Johnson explained while making an appearance on The Dan Le Batard Show yesterday. “I don’t know that I’ve ever sniveled. Do you ever remember me sniveling? No way.”
Johnson, who led the Cowboys to back to back Super Bowl wins in 1992 and 1993, departed Dallas after it was reported that he wanted more control over personnel decisions - something that Jones wasn't willing to relinquish.