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Jerry Jones confirms once again Jason Garrett will be back next season

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday once again made it clear that Jason Garrett will indeed return as head coach next season.

“It’s not even a thought for me,” Jones said of changing head coaches during his weekly radio appearance on KRLD-FM (105.3 The Fan), as transcribed by SportsDay. “I do like the fact that we’ve invested, if you will. We’ve got several years of Jason evolving in this profession in the NFL. There’s no question the familiarity with teams that we’re playing, especially in our division, is a big plus.

“You pay a big price when you make a change at the head coach. You pay some price when you make a change at any position coach situation. On the other hand, freshness we’re talking about, new ideas, nothing set in stone, that’s a plus too. But I think that Jason’s in a good spot. We’re in a good spot with Jason. He certainly has the mentality of doing things differently, again not just to be doing them differently, but basically recognizing that we’ve got some things we do need to do differently. We’ll make that happen through our assistant coaches.”

Jones also noted that he expects offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli to return next season as well. But Jones expects to see other changes to the coaching staff.

Jones had already indicated Garrett would be the Cowboys’ head coach in 2018, so his comments Tuesday simply reaffirmed things. Although Jones has also mentioned the team “shouldn’t have had the record that we had this year” ahead of a Week 17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones did add, however, a belief that the Cowboys’ future looks “bright” heading into next season. And it’s clear Garrett will indeed be part of that future, at least to open the 2018 NFL season.