Cowboys owner Jerry Jones held a noon press conference on Friday to announce that longtime vice president of player personnel Gil Brandt will be the 22nd person inducted into the Cowboys’ famed Ring of Honor.
Brandt, who will be the third non-player in the Ring of Honor along with Tom Landry and Tex Schram, was VP of player personnel from 1960-1989. He is highly regarded as both a scout of talent and an innovator in NFL team operations.
Brandt’s induction in the Ring of Honor, which will officially happen during the Cowboys’ Nov. 29 home game versus the New Orleans Saints, comes on the heels of his nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor in August.
“We’ve often said that the Ring of Honor represents the men who are cornerstones of this franchise, the men who built this organization,” Jones said. “Today we’re inducting a man in the Ring of Honor who has been responsible for those cornerstones that I just alluded to.”
Jones went on to credit Brandt with bringing in 15 of the 19 players currently in the Ring of Honor, including undrafted free agents Cliff Harris and Drew Pearson and 10th-round draft pick Roger Staubach.