Jones joined the Dolphins organization in 1988 as vice president of
administration and finance before being named the team's executive vice
president and general manager in 1990.
He was promoted to the role of team president in 1996 and served in that
capacity until his retirement following the 2005 season.
'I really appreciate all Eddie did for me and the Dolphins during the time we
were together,' Hall of Fame coach Don Shula said. 'I can't say enough about
his support of the football team. I've always felt teamwork in all phases of
the operation was the key to building a winning team, and Eddie Jones was the
consummate team player.'
Prior to joining the Dolphins, Jones served as president and chief operating
officer for the New Orleans Saints from 1982-85. He began his NFL career in
1968 as business manager of the Saints.