Earlier in the week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked if he felt sorry for his Washington counterpart, Daniel Snyder. Instead of blurting out, "Yes, obviously," Jones instead shared this story.
“Well, he called me one time (when) we were having a tough time of it,” Jones said during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan (via Sports Bog). “And he said ‘Now don’t take this wrong. You know how much I respect you.’ But he said ‘I’ve got some advice for you.’
“And I kind of rolled my eyes on the other end of the phone, thought well here goes. And he said ‘Drink a lot.’ ”
No word on whether suggestions were shared but we'd have to imagine some expired World Cup beer was mentioned.
Jones was also asked about his friendship with Snyder, who bought the Redskins in 1999.
“I met him when he was a part of a minority that were trying to buy the Redskins with the principal owner being a guy named (Howard) Milstein," Jones said. "And that didn’t work out, and so Dan -- who is a classic team fan that lived his dream and got to be involved -- Dan was able to put it together, put an ownership group together and buy the team. I thought that, in and of itself, really showed his resourcefulness and it showed his commitment and his passion, because that was a very difficult financial step at the time to take.
“I have since seen what has made him such a brilliant businessman; he does a lot of good things that have really benefited the league. And consequently it’s easy for us to get together on a lot of the issues in the NFL.”
Jones, who has supported the Redskins name in recent months, is 21-9 against the Redskins in the Snyder era. He's drinking to celebrate, not to forget.