In two full seasons as a head coach in the NFL, Jason Garrett is .500, 16-16. He's never made the playoffs, despite having an opportunity both in 2011 and 2012 in the form of win-and-in week 17 match-ups against division rivals--in 2011 against the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and in 2012 against the Washington Redskins. Obviously, these numbers don't inspire a great deal of confidence in the average Cowboys fan.
But Jerry Jones isn't the average Cowboys fan. Aside from owning the team and serving as its general manager, Jones seems to be the most optimistic of all Cowboys fans, and he's quite excited about his team's future under the current head coach.
“I saw things in our head coach that really give me a lot of promise for not only 2013 but for years to come," Jones said in a video posted to DallasCowboys.com on Thursday, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m excited about Jason Garrett.”
In the same video, Jones once again asserted that it was Garrett, not himself, who was behind the various coaching changes made this offseason.
“He did the evaluations,” Jones said. “He basically said, ‘Jerry here’s who I want to get.’”