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Playing to Win: Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys
     

Playing to Win: Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys

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by David Magee
 

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Parlaying unrestricted access into a compelling behind-the-scenes narrative, author David Magee reveals football vignettes and insightful management morsels from arguably the most colorful and influential owner in all of professional sports. Playing to Win is the true story of how an Arkansas oilman named Jerry Jones was able to turn the Dallas Cowboys

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Parlaying unrestricted access into a compelling behind-the-scenes narrative, author David Magee reveals football vignettes and insightful management morsels from arguably the most colorful and influential owner in all of professional sports. Playing to Win is the true story of how an Arkansas oilman named Jerry Jones was able to turn the Dallas Cowboys franchise around and become arguably the most influential owner in all of professional sports winning three Super Bowls, landing record-setting television contracts, and overseeing every detail of a brand-new $1.2 billion stadium along the way. From revolutionizing the NFL's business model to helping transform the league into the nation's most popular sport, Jones is a sports icon, and this book showcases and brings clarity to the scope of his impact.

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In 1989, oilman Jerry Jones became instantly famous by purchasing the Dallas Cowboys. That same year, he became perhaps the most controversial person in modern Texas history by firing popular two-time Super Bowl winner Tom Landry, at that point the only coach in Cowboys history. Since then, the billionaire owner has continued to ruffle fan feathers with his dismissals and comments. David Magee's Playing to Win uses exclusive interviews with Jones, his friends, players, and enemies to paint a striking portrait of the Dallas mogul and the team he has built and rebuilt. An insider's view of an NFL dynasty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600781247
Publisher:
Triumph Books
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
460,766
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David Magee is the author of nine nonfiction books, including How Toyota Became #1 and Endurance: Winning Life's Majors the Phil Mickelson Way. He lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

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Playing to Win: Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book as soon as I got it. I learned a lot more about Jerry Jones that I didn't know. It follows his life from the beginning through last year. All the trials and tribulations as a premier NFL team owner of the high profile of America's team. It is a great read for Cowboys fans and football fans alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned a lot about Jones and the NFL through it