Interim head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys during a game against the Washington Redskins at Cowboys Stadium.
Interim head coach Jason Garrett has won four games in six tries since being installed as the Dallas Cowboys interim head coach with a philosophy of focusing solely on winning that week’s game, so it’s not all that surprising that, as Dallas has two games remaining on the schedule, he’s not interested in speaking about anything else.
This includes the inevitable discussion of whether he is the best man to lead the Cowboys after 2010.
“It's not time for that evaluation to go on,” Garrett told reporters on Monday, per the Dallas Morning News. “It's our job to evaluate what went on yesterday quickly, make the corrections and go forward. We've got a game in six days. We're playing Arizona on Christmas night. That's what we're focused on.”
While it’s clear that the Cowboys will ride out the season with this philosophy, there has been some debate as to whether, with the playoffs long out of the equation, the team should allow themselves a look at some younger players, potentially sacrificing the win-loss record for the sake of evaluation. On the other hand, many believe that Jerry Jones and co. want to evaluate Garrett, and can only do that with the best players on the field.
Jones has made it clear that the best players will play regardless, but he disagrees with the notion that he’s doing Garrett any favors.
"It's not for Jason Garrett," Jones said. "It's not to give him the best chance. It's very important that we play our best players and give ourselves the best chance to win."
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