As we mentioned on this blog earlier today, former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson believes current Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is planted firmly in the hot seat, even going so far as to say that for the rest of the 2012 season, Garrett will be coaching for his job in Dallas.
It’s safe to say that Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones disagrees with this assessment, however.
"I won't even comment on that, period," Jones said Thursday, a day after Johnson’s comments began making their way around the blogoshpere, per ESPN Dallas. "That's ridiculous."
It’s not surprising to hear Jones dismiss the idea that Garrett is coaching on thin ice; he, along with his dad Jerry--y’know, the owner, president and general manager of the team--have publicly backed their head coach throughout the 2012 season, even though, admittedly, the results have been far from ideal.
"I think we're going in the right direction," Jones continued. "I think there's accountability. I think our players play hard. I think we not only have good football players, I think we have good people. I think one thing about our team you can look at it and they're playing hard.
“They're playing hard till the end. They handle adversity well. The Giants (game), a lot of teams not playing hard, that aren't being led would've turned it in at 23-0 and our team fought back. I thought they did an outstanding job. They didn't finish and that's been our problem and that we've got to do. I don't think there's any magical answer to this. It's just got to continue to work hard and we have to finish. Close isn't good enough. We've got to win football games."
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