Jerry Jones declines to address Jason Garrett’s contract status
The Dallas Cowboys are riding high thanks to a 3-0 start, but even such an impressive sprint out of the gate apparently isn’t enough for Jerry Jones to address Jason Garrett’s uncertain future with the organization.
Garrett is in the final year of his contract, and his lame-duck status with the Cowboys this season has been the source of speculation for some time now.
Jones has declined to say anything of substance concerning his plans for Garrett despite the issue looming large over the Cowboys organization going back to last season.
During Jones’ weekly appearance Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan, the normally talkative Cowboys owner continued that trend, refusing to bite when asked about potentially giving Garrett an extension before the end of the season.
“I’m not ignoring your question, but I certainly wouldn’t want to respond in any way because that’s just not what we’d want to do relative to that area of our business,” Jones said, per Jon Machota of The Athletic.
While Jones declined to publicly address a possible extension for Garrett on the radio this week, it’s nevertheless at least a possibility that the Cowboys’ fast start — not to mention the team being touted as Super Bowl contenders — could compel the Cowboys owner to do just that.
After all, Jones said at the conclusion of last season that Garrett was not on “shaky ground” with the organization. The case can be made that if the Cowboys continue to roll, Jones may be inspired to lock up Garrett with an extension, even if he seemingly prefers not to do so for reasons he could only explain.
In other words, odds are Garrett is on firmer and firmer footing with each Cowboys’ victory. Whether that affords him long-term security with the Cowboys, however, remains to be seen.