Jerry Jones isn’t the only family member with a Hall of Fame honor in 2017. His daughter, Cowboys executive vice president/chief brand officer Charlotte Jones Anderson, will be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Anderson leads all initiatives regarding the Cowboys’ worldwide-reaching brand, including marketing, fan engagement, entertainment, license apparel and community relations. She contributed to the design of the team’s new world headquarters, The Star in Frisco, as well as the look and presentation at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
As chairman of the NFL Foundation, Anderson leads league initiatives regarding youth football, health and safety and community outreach. And as president of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Anderson was the driving force behind the franchise’s annual Thanksgiving game halftime show in partnership with The Salvation Army. Since 1997, The Salvation Army and the Cowboys have raised more than $2 billion for the Red Kettle campaign providing food, shelter and other support to Americans in need.
Running back Darren McFadden is also part of this year’s Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame class.
McFadden, who’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins March 9, led the Cowboys in rushing in 2015 with 1,185 yards. He missed most of the 2016 season but returned for the final four games, rushing 24 times for 87 yards.
Before starting his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders in 2008, McFadden was a Heisman trophy runner-up and an All-American at the University of Arkansas.
Jerry Jones was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Super Bowl weekend in Houston. He will be formally inducted with the rest of the 2017 class on Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio. Read