Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we featured a video of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones getting his glasses cleaned by his son-in-law, Shy Anderson.
Well, it looks like that Jerry got the joke and has decided to cash in on the humor of it all. The Cowboys will start selling Jerry Wipes to help clean your glasses, seriously...this is real:
After days of ribbing about the incident, Shy may get the last laugh with a new product that will soon be offered in the Cowboys’ online store. He has designed and ordered eyeglass-cleaning cloths with the words “Jerry Wipes” printed on them.In the same interview with the Dallas Morning News, Shy decided to explain what happened during the infamous moment:
“They can also be used for spontaneous shoe shining, if necessary,” he says with a chuckle. Is he serious?
“Absolutely,” he says. “It started out as a joke, but let’s see how far we can take it.”
Jerry never talks to anybody during the game,” says Shy. “He is so focused. But he started asking, ‘Where’s Witten?’ I was looking over his shoulder and I could see his glasses were completely smudged. I said: ‘Seriously, Jerry? Let me see your glasses.’ I actually had an eyeglass cloth in my pocket.”
TV cameras caught the rest as Shy patiently cleaned the glasses and handed them back. There was no audio, so America did not hear Jerry’s response: “Oh, my gosh, I can see!”