Jones Offer Lukewarm Support For Garrett

Ross Houston
December 4, 2019

Jerry Jones owner of the Dallas Cowboys talks to head coach Jason Garrett before a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 29, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. They're mistaken. He's got a tremendous list of things that he's about. That includes just two playoff wins, six coaches and countless controversies from the demise of the dynasty teams of the 1990s through the rollercoaster years of the Tony Romo era until Jason Garrett's process Cowboys.

"Nobody has the exclusive skills to get the job done so that collectively you can win a Super Bowl".


But following an embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills, Jones began singing a different, more optimistic tune when many thought he would be ready to make an in-season coaching change. After the game, an emotional Jones, tears in his eyes, declared that Garrett wouldn't be fired because "it's not the right time for me". He went on to give Garrett some great compliments, while simultaneously confirming that his job is likely in jeopardy if the season ends badly.

"I know Jason very well". I'm glad to have him. "... Nobody wants Jason to leave, and I'll tell you right now, he also has my back".


Garrett can earn a little bit of professional value by "getting" the Cowboys to win a win on Thursday during the road match in Chicago, an opportunity to surpass the.500 level while corroborating the assertion of his boss that he is qualified to hold this position.

Garrett sees the writing on the wall but chooses to look the other way. He knows this team better than anybody. Even if Garrett doesn't find a way to salvage the Cowboys' season and is sent packing, a coach with his record and reputation will be a hot commodity. Tuesday, Jones said he doesn't view Garrett's case for a next contract as dependent on ending the Cowboys' 23-year conference championship game drought or another specific postseason accomplishment.


"We're only focused on having a good Thursday", he said in The Fan on 105.3, via The Athletic, evoking the tilt of Week 14 in Dallas. "That's always been my approach whenever I've been involved in anything as a player or coach in this league".

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