Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones conducted a press conference on Tuesday from Dallas, site of the 2011 Super Bowl, and touched on a number of topics. One of those topics was Deion Sanders, the great cornerback turned NFL Network analyst.
Jones talked about the process he went through signing Sanders in the 1995 season. Yeah, it happened 15 years ago but it seems people are always interested in these two (even if they hate Jerry).
Jones says entering free agency that season, he targeted Sanders because he felt he was the best available player. However, it's not the easiest thing in the world to acquire -- and sign to a long-term contract -- the most expensive defensive player in football. Jones says he didn't take the decision lightly, either.
Before signing Sanders, he gathered the entire team and discussed the possibility of signing him. He actually went through every detail of Sanders' contract on a chalk board that was in the locker room and explained how much he would be paid.
After he did that, he asked his team for a vote on whether the Cowboys should go after Sanders. He says it was nearly unanimous to sign him.
Sanders' name is still popular in Dallas this week because he's up for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's a finalist and the new enshrinees will be announced on Saturday night on NFL Network.