The owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys has long been seen as one of the most influential people in the NFL, and a key factor in the tremendous growth of the league in popularity and profitability. Now Jerry Jones could soon have a bust in Canton.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that Jones, the Cowboys' owner/general manager, and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue have been named contributor finalists for the Hall of Fame Class of 2017.