NFL: Jerry Jones’ Revealing Comments About Jason Garrett’s Job Status With Cowboys
Throughout the last several years, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has been in the proverbial hot seat each time the team has experienced disappointing shortcomings. It has once again become the case, with the Cowboys quickly falling south after their hot start as they have dropped their last three games. The chatter has once again grown loud for the team to finally part ways with Garrett, but team owner Jerry Jones has had another strong response.
Cowboys in the midst of a rough stretch
The Cowboys were the talk of the NFL through the first three weeks of the season, cruising to an undefeated mark in the first three games that put them atop the NFC East standings.
It had heated up chatter around Dak Prescott’s contract situation with the notion that he was proving to be worth a potential record-breaking extension. However, Dallas has headed south over the last few weeks, dropping their last three straight contests in discouraging fashion with the latest coming against the winless New York Jets.
Their offense has once again sputtered into its all-too-familiar woes over the last few years, which has drawn questions about whether Garrett is the coach that will ever be able to lead the Cowboys to the Super Bowl. It has all evoked yet another intriguing response from Jones concerning his head coach’s future with the franchise.
Jerry Jones believes Jason Garrett is a hot commodity
Like many of the instances over the last several years, Jones has had to discuss Garrett’s long-term future with the Cowboys.
He has repeatedly voiced much confidence in his longtime head coach that he can get the job done by leading the team to compete for the Super Bowl. Jones made similar comments on Tuesday during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan by stating that he believes Garrett would be a hot commodity on the open market if he were fired. (h/t Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk)
“I have felt that we got a lot invested in Jason Garrett. He’s had a lot of years that he’s been a part of the Cowboys and he evolved into what, I think, is a top coach. He would be a very sought after coach if he were out here in the open market. So, there’s a lot of pluses there. He brings a lot to the table and I can genuinely say that that is not a thought that I am having. So, it would be unfair to our fans for me to have any indication about what I may think the future is as far as head coach.”
Garrett has been at the helm for the Cowboys since the 2010 season, which he has compiled an 80-59 record with three playoff appearances, holding a 2-3 postseason mark in eight-plus campaigns. Dallas has finished below the .500 mark just once under him while capturing three NFC East division titles.
The Cowboys may have had their ups and downs, but the franchise has never truly fallen flat with him at the helm.
Cowboys will ride out 2019 campaign with Jason Garrett
The chatter around firing Garrett may be back again, but the Cowboys will stay the course retaining him throughout the season.
It should be noted that he’s in the final year of his contract, which should be more telling of what Jones and his son Stephen Jones genuinely feel about the 53-year-old. Garrett is coaching for his job, which further emphasizes how the rest of the season unfolds in determining his future in Dallas.
The Cowboys have assembled a talented roster on both sides of the ball, and it will be on Garrett’s shoulders to help them reach their potential to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender.