Jerry Jones is a little salty.
Tuesday night’s premier episode of “Hard Knocks” featured several informative and fascinating moments: Dak Prescott spoke at length about his gruesome anke injury, special teams coach John Fassell explained vasectomies and CeeDee Lamb implored defenders “not to hit me in the nuts.”
Perhaps the most fascinating, the most perplexing, the most confounding peek behind the Cowboys’ training-camp curtain was Cowboys boss Jones slathering a McGriddle in table salt.
Following a phone conversation surrounding Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury, the apparently salty Jones decided to get more salty, slathering a blurred-out McGriddle with table salt.
But why, Jerrah? Why?
SN investigates. *Law and Order sound.*
Per the McDonald’s website, a McGriddle already has 1290 mg of sodium, or over 50 percent of the suggested daily consumption. So why exactly did Jerry Jones pour salt all over the delicious (and unhealthy) breakfast sandwich?
Remember our subject: This is Jerry Jones, after all. The Cowboys owner has long been known to make a questionable decision or two. He did fire Jimmy Johnson, after all, a move that still enrages Dallas faithful over 20 years later.
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There’s really nothing on the McDonald’s menu that needs more salt, after all. Millions served, billions in daily sodium values.
To complicate matters, senior citizens should avoid high-sodium diets in their older age. Bad for the heart, and all.
You know what? It’s probably better not to question Jerry Jones. This one is a cold case, folks.
Case closed. *Law and Order sound.*
Some others weighed in on the (somewhat disgusting) sight of pouring salt on the sandwich:
I wish I could describe the sheer unadulterated power I felt radiate from the screen watching 90 year old Jerry Jones shake uncut table salt onto a sausage egg cheese McGriddle.#HardKnocks
— Black Sabre Jr. (@_blacksabrejr) August 11, 2021
Jerry Jones salting his McGriddle on #HardKnocks: There is literally NOT ONE THING on a McDonald’s menu that needs *more* salt.
— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) August 11, 2021
Hard Knocks literally showed Dak Prescott breaking his leg and it wasn’t nearly as gross as this clip of Jerry Jones putting salt on a McGriddle pic.twitter.com/NpMc2g6vyI
— Korked Bats (@korkedbats) August 11, 2021
Big fan of Jerry Jones using the “I’m gonna let you get back to work i know you are busy” while on the phone so he could go eat his sausage McGriddle. Truly admirable and it’s one of the reasons why Jerry is so successful. I will be working that line into my arsenal as well
— vubes (@vubes) August 11, 2021
Just like the old adage goes: You don’t get to be a billionaire oil mogul who owns a $5.7 billion dollar sports franchise without adding some salt to a McGriddle.
Jones, 78, might want to avoid the salt in the future. If watching the Cowboys won’t kill him, the sodium might.