October 31, 2010: (L-R) Quarterback Jon Kitna and assistant head coahc/offensive coordinator Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys look on from the sideline against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
The Dallas Cowboys’ 30-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night did not do much to sour owner and general manager Jerry Jones on interim head coach Jason Garrett. Jones said in the aftermath of that game that the loss to Philly would not affect his impending head coaching decision, and that he was quite pleased with the job Garrett has done.
"We've had five games and I like the way the team is feeling about themselves," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Jason does deserve the credit there. I, of course, have a lot of very positive things that come to my mind when I think of Jason. But I'm particularly glad the way I see our team get up when it gets knocked down and get back up and go."
Garrett is currently 3-2 as the Cowboys’ head coach, and each loss has come by a margin of three points. Of any number of reasons Jerry may want to hire Garrett full-time when the season comes to an end, the fact that he wouldn’t have to add (and pay) a new head coach, with the possibility that there will be no (or less) football in 2011 seems a significant one.
At any rate, Jerry hasn’t a bad word for his current guy.
"I just like the way Jason is handling the overall head-coaching duties," he said. "So, it's positive. That's all I can and will say."
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