Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has publicly said that head coach Jason Garrett is not coaching for his job in 2013, this despite leading Dallas to two disappointing, playoffs-less 8-8 seasons in his first two full seasons at the helm.
Garrett himself isn’t so sure about that.
“Ever since I have been in this league as a player, as a coach, I think everybody, each and every day, is playing and coaching for their jobs,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “That’s the nature of this thing and that’s what makes the NFL great. You come here to work every day. And we use the word urgency a lot…And every day is important, as a coach, as a player we are trying to get ourselves better each and every day to become the team we want to be.”
We’re more inclined to read Jones’ remarks about Garrett as a blustery vote of confidence than any sort of guarantee of the Princeton grad’s job security because, as you’ll remember, Jones stuck by Wade Phillips down to the moment he fired him. And we can’t imagine that with another .500 finish or worse, Garrett wouldn’t at least find himself at risk of the same fate.
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