Referee Buddy Basilico reasoned that since both fighters had broken the rules, he would punish neither of them, and let the fight go on.
He signed with Tennessee State University to play basketball, but left the team after two seasons, to concentrate on playing football under head coach John Merritt.The 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Jones received his famous nickname during his first football practice, after a teammate mentioned that his pants didn't fit, because he was “too tall to play football".He was part of three NFC championship teams and the Super Bowl XII champion.His success batting down passes convinced the NFL to keep track of it as an official stat.In 1999, he was voted to the 50th Anniversary Senior Bowl All-Time Team.
In the 1974 NFL Draft, for the first time in their history, the Dallas Cowboys had the first overall draft choice. 1 selection was acquired from the Houston Oilers in exchange for Tody Smith and Billy Parks.
Despite giving away over fifty pounds, opponent Abraham Yaqui Meneses dropped Jones with a left hook in the sixth and final round, then hit him again (illegally) when Jones was down.
Jones' cornerman then entered the ring (also illegally) and attempted to revive his fighter with an ammonia bottle.
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He is the fifth leading tackler in franchise history with 1,032. Jones was a guest referee at the World Wrestling Federation's Wrestle Mania 2 pay-per-view in 1986.