It’s official — the camera loves Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Jones and his one-man entourage (Cowboys PR Director Rich Dalrymple) made a guest appearance in an episode of HBO’s Entourage that aired Sunday night, and early reviews are that Jones acquitted himself very well.
The character wasn’t a stretch – Jones played himself on the 30-minute episode. For that matter, neither was the storyline — Jones was dealing with super agent Ari Gold (played by Jeremy Piven, whose character reminded Jones at one point that his name was pronounced “ARE-ie” not “AIR-ie”) about potentially bidding for NFL television rights.
What was a surprise was how Dalrymple, an admitted Entourage fanatic, presented the idea to Jones, the czar of the Cowboys’ empire.
“Rich walked in my office and said, ‘I need you to clear your calendar; you’re going to be on Entourage,’” Jones told the Dallas Morning News, adding that he had never seen Dalrymple so brazen. “I said, ‘When did you become my agent?’”
All it took was a little prompting from HBO’s super agent.