Rooney has best rep among coaches, but it's a close call

Who are the best owners in the NFL? According to a survey of coaches, the Rooney family is No. 1 , followed closely by Jerry Jones and Pat Bowlen.

Originally Published: July 1, 2008
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

The ownership styles of Jerry Jones and Pat Bowlen could not be more different.

Jones is not only the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, he is the general manager. He is always at the forefront of what the Cowboys do. Almost nothing happens with the Cowboys without Jones being an integral part.

Bowlen, however, is almost always in the shadows. Even though Bowlen works every day at the Broncos' facility, it's no sure thing that he attends practice.

While ...

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