Landry says he's too busy to accept Cowboys' honor

November 08, 1990|By Dallas Morning News

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry said yesterday that because of out-of-town commitments he would be unable to accept owner Jerry Jones' invitation to be inducted into the Ring of Honor this season.

"I wouldn't have a chance this year with my schedule," said Landry, who says he already has commitments during the four remaining Cowboys' home games. "I'm not in town anymore for the rest of the year. I'm leaving tomorrow for a week. So we're not going to do anything this year."

Landry said he did not know whether he would accept future invitations.

Jones, after being told of Landry's comments, said that the invitation was intended for this season only and that he "hadn't thought" about an invitation next year.

"In regard to this year, I wish the schedule would have allowed for our fans to honor him, not only for the Ring of Honor but for his great honor in the [pro football] Hall of Fame," Jones said. "If he is still contemplating in the future, we'll just have to address that next year. I haven't thought about next year."

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