Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones issued a statement on Friday after the passing of Texans owner and founder Bob McNair, who died at the age of 81.
"Bob's stature, and the manner in which he carried himself and guided his franchise, commanded the respect of everyone in the ownership room of the NFL.
His love for his team, and especially his players, was unsurpassed by any NFL owner that I have known.
I am most grateful and indebted to him for bringing Houston back the the NFL and re-establishing that great metropolitan area in our state as an NFL city.
I am privileged to have been his friend. We have lost a great Texan, sportsman and a wonderful person.
He was not only a strong personal and professional influence on me, but his presence in the NFL helped grow and develop our league
on so many levels."