Last Sunday former Cowboys and Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson, 59, ended his self-imposed two-season football exile, emerging from his oceanfront spread in Islamorada, Fla., to rejoin Fox NFL Sunday after a seven-year absence from the show.
SI: What is your role alongside Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long?
JJ: To try not only to be an analyst but also to tell some of the experiences from nine years of coaching in the NFL and from two Super Bowls.
SI: Who is your favorite singer from your hometown of Port Arthur, Texas: Janis Joplin or the Big Bopper?
JJ: Janis. We went to school together, and I knew her.
SI: You have a yacht named Three Rings. Is there a silver lining in your not winning a Super Bowl with the Dolphins, because you could keep the name?
JJ: Nah. If I had won another Super Bowl, I would have just changed it to Four Rings.
SI: Which running back did more to help you win two Super Bowl rings: Emmitt Smith or Herschel Walker?
JJ: I've got to go with Emmitt. Herschel Walker gave us some draft picks, but if you don't pick the right players, those draft picks aren't worth much.
SI: Who has better hair, you or Howie Long?