In the photo, Jones can be seen standing in a group of white students attempting to prevent six African-American students entering and integrating the school.
Following the Thanksgiving Day game against the Giants Jones commented on the picture saying: ‘That was 65 years ago. I had no idea when I walked up what we were doing. It’s just a reminder to me of how to improve and do things the right way.’
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones further addressed the controversial picture discovered of him in a group of white students blocking a group of African-American students from entering and integrating Arkansas’ North Little Rock High School
Defiant white students at Arkansas’ North Little Rock High School block the doors of the school, denying access to six African-American students enrolled in the school September 9, 1957. Moments later the African American students were shoved down a flight of stairs and onto the sidewalk, where city police broke up the altercation. CIRCLED: 14-year-old Jerry Jones
Jones had previously admitted that it was him in the picture from 1957 and said ‘I don’t know that I or anybody anticipated or had a background of knowing… what was involved,’ he said. ‘It was more a curious thing.’
In the picture, Jones is clearly looking on from behind an older group of students and whether or not he played a farther role in the incident is unknown.