On the heels of the Pfizer COVID vaccine being approved by the FDA, and the increasing cases resulting from the Delta variant of the virus, it’s becoming more and more crucial for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they haven’t already.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is no stranger to making controversial statements in the past but when it comes to vaccinations, he’s actually got a rational viewpoint that the majority of people would probably agree with.
While on Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan, Jones talked about how it’s important for people to be vaccinated. He acknowledged the right for people to make their own decisions but countered that by pointing out that not getting vaccinated affects many other people (like children and adults who cannot get vaccinated) and it’s not just about yourself.
“Everyone has a right to make their own decisions regarding their health and their body. I believe in that completely – until your decision as to yourself impacts negatively many others. Then the common good takes over. And I’m arm-waving here, but that has everything to do with the way I look at our team, the Cowboys, or the way I look at our society. We have got to check ‘I’ at the door and go forward with ‘we.’ Your Dallas Cowboys are doing that.”
Jerry Jones on why he's so adamant about COVID-19 vaccine: "Everyone has a right to make their own decisions regarding their health & their body…until your decision as to yourself impacts negatively many others.
"We have got to check ‘I’ at the door & go forward with ‘we’." pic.twitter.com/82CHEwxbDd
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) August 24, 2021
Granted, there’s a chance that Jones’ pro-vaccine stance might be because of the NFL’s mandate about how an outbreak of unvaccinated players could result in a forfeit, which the Cowboys have a 93 percent vaccination rate among players. Or it could be that if there’s an outbreak among fans in a 105,000 seat stadium in a state that has very relaxed rules about vaccinations and masks, there’s a chance of a potential lawsuit. It should be noted that four days ago, the Cowboys said they won’t require proof of vaccination and only recommended wearing masks at AT&T Stadium.
Whatever the reason, Jones encouraging people to get vaccinated results in a few people getting vaccinated, that’s great. It’s better than the media reporting whatever Cole Beasley is saying.