Jerry Jones says son-in-law offered to clean glasses during game

Shine them spectacles, son! (Via @bubbaprog)

Had the Cowboys not won on Wednesday night, it's hard to imagine Jerry Jones laughing about the incident where he was spotted having his son-in-law shine his glasses in his owner's box during the Dallas game against the Giants.

But Tony Romo and crew did win and as such, Jerry was in a superb mood when he hopped on the air for his radio show on Friday. He spent most of the time laughing about the episode and disputing the fact that his son-in-law, Shy Anderson, was forced to clean his glasses.

“One of the things that I would do if I were another human on this planet is not sit near me at a ballgame because you could get compromised by what really is happening," Jones said, per Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "And, of course, that was Shy Anderson, my son-in-law. He’s a vital part of our organization, trying to just help his father-in-law where he could see the ballgame. He reached down and said, 'Those things need cleaning.' He’s paying the price on it."

By now, you've undoubtedly seen the clip of Jerry's son-in-law cleaning his spectacles, but just in case:

Yeah, it's not a great look, but as I've been saying since Wednesday night, my wife cleans my filthy sunglasses all the time and I promise you I'm not worth many billions of dollars.

And Jones maintains that Shy simply noticed Jones had a pile of gook on his glasses and his son-in-law was just doing son-in-law-type things.

"Listen, those things were fogged over. Dirty. They had all kinds of prints on them," Jones said, laughing. "He just reached down there and said, 'Hand me those. You need some help.'"

Jones added that Anderson (who used to run Jones' Dallas Desperados team in the Arena Football League) has a "big-time sense of humor" and that everyone involved was having fun with the episode. That's great for them, and it sure does make things a lot less awkward.

Which is good, because this would be a total trainwreck if Dallas had lost. And probably a lot less enjoyable, too.

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