Jerry Jones dismisses rumors about Jason Garrett’s job security
The Dallas Cowboys have stumbled after starting the season 3-0 with two straight losses, which unsurprisingly has led to another round of speculation concerning Jason Garrett’s job security. Despite the two-game slide, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones insists Garrett’s safe even if Las Vegas doesn’t necessarily see it that way.
Along with embattled Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, Garrett is favored to be the next NFL head coach to lose his job, according to oddsmakers. Jones said during his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday that anyone interested in that action will be out money.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan was asked about Jason Garrett being among the Vegas favorites of NFL coaches to be let go during this season: “Don’t bet any money on that happening, you’ll lose it.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 8, 2019
Jones later expanded upon his comments concerning Garrett’s seemingly endless stay on the hot seat when asked about the notion that the head coach did not have the Cowboys adequately prepared for their showdown with the Green Bay Packers, a game in which an outclassed Dallas squad ultimately lost by a score of 34-24.
“That makes no sense. … I’ll assure you that the makeup of the coaching staff fits like a glove the makeup of this team,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “Everything is here to have success. … We just need to play better.”
As far as the Cowboys rebounding from an uneven 3-2 start, Jones feels the team and the coaching staff have the pieces in place to get things trending back in the right direction while also acknowledging, “We’ve dug ourselves a little hole.”
Garrett is in the final year of his contract, and his lame-duck status with the Cowboys this season has only exacerbated the nearly endless speculation about his job security that has been going on for years.
Given Jones’ comments, however, it sounds like Garrett will be given the opportunity to coach the Cowboys for the entire season to prove he deserves to return next season. What that will require, though, is perhaps known only to Jones.