Dallas Cowboys president and owner Jerry Jones is 80 but hasn’t lost his sense of humor. During a live radio interview on Tuesday morning, Jones had a fit of coughing and joked that he needed a shot of Jack Daniels whiskey to help calm him down.
The exchange happened on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas with hosts Shan Shariff and Bobby Belt. Jones was answering a question about the Cowboys’ receivers and how well quarterback Dak Prescott is doing in setting up the offense. Jones said he likes where his team is and that help was on the way with James Washington returning from a broken foot he suffered during training camp.
“Bring me some oxygen,” Jones joked after taking a moment to find his voice. “Better yet, how about a big shot from Jack?”
He couldn’t finish his entire statement on Washington because he started coughing. After a while, the hosts asked if he was okay and Jones confirmed that he was fine.
Jones was probably joking, but asking for whiskey might not have been too crazy a request, as some people use Hot Toddys – a mixture of whiskey, honey, lemon juice and water – for their coughs. Doctors would probably recommend removing the alcohol from this concoction if you’re sick, but it seems Jones just wanted to have a good time talking about football.
The Cowboys are currently second in the NFC East with an 8-3 record. They are coming off a 28-20 win over the Giants on Thursday and will be back on the field Dec. 4 when they host the Indianapolis Colts.