Jimmy Johnson found out in January that he’d be following several of his former Dallas Cowboys players to Canton.
Johnson, who coached two of the Cowboys’ three Super Bowl titles in the 1990s, was selected this year to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s centennial class.
On Sunday, Johnson revealed who will introduce him as he accepts the honor.
“@TroyAikman will present me and Terry Bradshaw will put the jacket on,” Johnson tweeted Sunday afternoon.
He was responding to a Twitter user asking about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones participating in Johnson’s induction.
Despite Johnson coaching the Cowboys to two Super Bowls, Jones has not added Johnson to the team’s Ring of Honor.
Jones addressed that absence in a sitdown with local beat writers last month at the NFL scouting combine.
“We have such a big year ahead of us with Jimmy and his celebration,” Jones said Feb. 26 in Indianapolis. “I want that to be the focus, period. If everybody says, ‘Is that the right order of things?’ Well, (Super Bowl-winning Cowboys) coach (Tom) Landry was in the Hall of Fame before the Ring of Honor. Here we’ve got the two greatest coaches in the history of the Cowboys.
“So they can go in the same order.”
Landry was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. Three years later, he was named to the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor.
Aikman, Cowboys quarterback from 1989-2000, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. When Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker surprised Johnson with news of his selection on live TV, Aikman was visibly emotional from the booth of the Packers-Seahawks divisional playoff game.
“The only thing I can think of is all the assistant coaches who have worked for me, all the great players who have played for me,” Johnson said, before he was overcome with emotion. “They’re the reason I’m here and they’re the reason — I can’t talk.
“I mean, this is so special to me because when you’ve put in the work you put in, it’s nice to know people appreciate it.”
Bradshaw — a 1989 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee — and Johnson work together on the set of “Fox NFL Sunday.”
Johnson coached the Cowboys for five seasons and the Miami Dolphins for four. He compiled an 80-64 record in nine seasons as an NFL coach. His Super Bowl titles came after a distinguished college career that included a national championship with Miami in 1987.
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