With 26 years of NFL experience, Stephen Jones has established himself as one of the brightest and most versatile executives in professional sports. Recognized as Owner Jerry Jones’ right-hand man, Stephen is the Cowboys Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President, as well as Player Personnel Director and President of AT&T Stadium.
Following the Cowboys 12-4 regular season finish and 2014 NFC Eastern Division title, Stephen and Jerry Jones were named the co-recipients of the NFL Executive of the Year Award as presented by Sports Illustrated‘s Monday Morning Quarterback. Over the course of the last 13 years, Dallas draft classes have produced 31 players who have gone on to start for the Cowboys while 14 of those choices became All-Rookie Team selections. Those same drafts also produced 16 Pro Bowl players who collectively combined for 46 all-star game appearances.
Jones has enjoyed a life-long association with the game of football. A four-year letterman as a linebacker and special teams standout at the University of Arkansas, Jones was a starter for the Razorbacks in the Orange Bowl Classic Game that followed the 1986 season. Prior to attending the University of Arkansas, Jones was an all-state quarterback and a three-year starter at Catholic High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.