Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett’s job as head coach is safe, presumably even if he falls to the Eagles on Sunday, missing the playoffs via a Week 17 winner-take-all division match-up for a third straight year. They fell to the Giants in such a game in 2011 and lost to the Redskins last year.
But Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday that Garrett is not, by any means, coaching for his job.
“That’s just not correct,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I addressed that three or four weeks ago. He is not. That’s all you need to say about it. I have said the last couple of games I don’t want to talk about it because it looks like that because someone else needs an answer that it’s a point of consideration. I’ve said early, I did it purposely several weeks back, said that certainly in terms of looking at the future, his future is bright in my eyes with the Cowboys.”
Jones readily acknowledges that Garrett has made mistakes, but he remains firm in the belief that the good outweighs the bad when it comes to his head coach.
“I think in general let’s just talk about dealing with people. You don’t have anybody that doesn’t have flaws,” Jones said. “Once you accept that, and there could be several flaws, but the positives if you go forward, the positives outweigh those. The more you know, the more you’re involved, the more you’ve worked with anybody, the more that you recognize the foibles or flaws.
“There’s been nothing in the time he’s been the head coach and there’s been nothing in the time he was the coordinator before that and a player before that, that shows that he does not have the ability to do everything required of a head coach in the NFL. He’s got it. Let me be real clear: He’s got it and he’s shown that. That’s the basis that I feel the way I do.”
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