Men Will be Boys

They won two Super Bowls together, but Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones couldn't coexist in Dallas

SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T PAY TO BE A winner.

Just ask Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to overwhelming victories in the past two Super Bowls, then suddenly found himself out of a job last week. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones insisted that the decision to have Johnson disembowel himself was agreed upon "mutually." Johnson, for his part, embraced his old Arkansas college roommate and insisted to the press, "I can sincerely tell you that I feel better today about Jerry Jones as a friend than I have in our entire relationship."

Off camera, Johnson was a bit more candid. "When you...

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