A resurfaced photo from anti-integration protests in the late 1950s shows Cowboys owner Jerry Jones among the students protesting against the enrollment of several black students in Little Rock, AR.
The photo was taken on Sept. 9, 1957, at North Little Rock High when Jones was 14. The outspoken owner of "America's Team" described the events on that September day as "curious" and that there was no intention of hurting any of the black students.
“I don’t know that I or anybody anticipated or had a background of knowing … what was involved,” Jones told the Washington Post. “It was more a curious thing.”
During his conversation with the Washington Post, Jones admitted to not doing enough to make the black students feel included. “I’ll be very candid with you, I’ve often asked: ‘Why didn’t you do more?” Jones said. “’Why didn’t you get up and have them come up on the bus and sit rather than standing back there? Why didn’t you do more?’”