Jerry Jones says the Cowboys’ coaches are out there at his ultimate decision
Everyone had been waiting to hear Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on his weekly spot on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday following his comments about Jason Garrett and the coaching staff this past Sunday.
Well, Jones did appear for his interview, and he doubled down on his displeasure with the way the Cowboys lost to the New England Patriots in Week 12.
“When you’re general manager, which I am, those coaches are out there at my ultimate decision,” Jones said, per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “It’s very much within my realm of purview, if you will, to not only be standing there as an owner but be standing there as the general manager who put the staff there to begin with. People seem to think it’s particularly harsh to have criticism and they think when you look at the other side of the field and call a job well done, that might mean that’s extraordinary criticism of the job you’ve done on the other side of the field.”
That isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement for Garrett, and to make things worse, Jones said that “disappointed is not the word” when asked how he felt about Sunday’s loss, essentially stating that he is beyond disappointed.
Garrett has been the head coach of the Cowboys since the midway point of 2010. He has yet to lead Dallas past the divisional round of the playoffs.
With an incredibly talented roster in a very winnable NFC East division, this may very well be Garrett’s last chance to show that he has what it takes to lead the club going forward.
Based on Jones’ current stance, it seems like Garrett needs to deliver in a big way this January (and possibly February), or he’ll be out of a job.
The Cowboys are 6-5 and are one game ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in their division.