Looking strictly at Jason Garrett’s record, one would be left to conclude that he’s done a mediocre job in two and a half full seasons as head coach. He’s 20-20 over that span after all, and they’re 4-4 here in 2013. But Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says it’d be a mistake to look strictly at Garrett’s record.
“If I were evaluating the season, looked at it and we’re 4-4, this one’s over, I would look and see how we got to the 4-4,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “And his arrow would be pointed up. The key thing about Jason is his ability to take things that happened, experiences he’s had – things we learned the other day – and feel confident that as you go into the future, you’ll incorporate that in future decisions. I think we got that going for us.
“I wish everyone could see how hard he works, how conscientious he is, how smart, logical he goes about his business. All of this is good. He has the team communication-wise. All the things that you would look for, he’s there with. I give him a good grade, although he, more than me or anybody else, would like for it to be better than 4-4.”
Jones went on to say the team has benefitted from Garrett’s new role as a so-called “walkaround coach,” after being relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator in the offseason after six seasons--even though the team’s record may not reflect it.
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