Jerry Jones shows some semblance of support for Jason Garrett
Jerry Jones has made it abundantly clear this week that he’s unhappy with the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff, beginning with Jason Garrett. On Wednesday, Jones seemingly appeared to at least show some semblance of support for the much-maligned Cowboys head coach.
Jones put the Cowboys’ staff on notice in the wake of Sunday’s 13-9 loss to the New England Patriots, as the outspoken owner bemoaned the team’s 6-5 record, saying, “With the makeup of this team, I shouldn’t be this frustrated.”
Then on Tuesday, Jones doubled down on his criticism of Garrett, but nevertheless stated his perpetually embattled head coach will not be fired this season.
The ongoing Garrett drama unsurprisingly was a topic of conversation during Jones’ appearance Wednesday on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.”
"No one in this country has earned the right to say 'I'm a Jason Garrett man' more than me. I am his man."— GMFB (@gmfb) November 27, 2019
Jerry Jones joined #GMFB to talk about the status of @dallascowboys HC Jason Garrett. pic.twitter.com/4kI3UCe7qa
Jones, however did add one caveat to the perceptively tepid endorsement of Garrett.
Jerry Jones on @gmfb: No one has earned the right to say, ‘I’m a Jason Garrett man’ more than me.— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 27, 2019
“I don’t have to win the Super Bowl in business every year. I can come in 6th and have a hell of a year. But in this business, you gotta come in first. I want Jason to get it done.”
The Cowboys currently remain in first place in the NFC East, but it’s becoming apparent that a deep run in the postseason might be the only thing that will save Garrett’s job.