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Jason Garrett wants no part of owner’s title talk

Cowboys' head coach Jason Garrett celebrates a touchdown that was reviewed and determined good against the Ravens in the first half of their NFL football game in Baltimore Reuters

Jason Garrett has to be grateful to Jerry Jones for giving him an opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL.

But Jones also has to give him headaches from time to time.

While the owner said during a radio interview he thought the 2-3 Cowboys were capable of winning a championship this year, Garrett wanted no part of that conversation.

We are not focused on that,” Garrett said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We are focused on meeting Wednesday and preparing for Carolina on Sunday. That is where our emphasis is a players and coaches.”

When asked if the comments by the owner added too much pressure, Garrett kept right on with the soft-shoe.

“We are not focused on that,” Garrett said. “We think Jerry Jones is an outstanding owner. We appreciate everything he does for our football team. But our focus is practicing well today.”

Garrett’s a big boy, and had to know what he was getting used to. But good luck getting a team with high expectations to be as devoted to the daunting task of getting ready for the 1-4 Panthers when the owner’s picking out a place for a trophy they don’t appear all that close to winning.

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24 Responses to “Jason Garrett wants no part of owner’s title talk”
  1. rjg427 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:00 PM

    All this time I thought Jason Garrett was accomplishing his goals..but apparently Im wrong..In regards to a championship..he clearly states “We’re not focused on that”..In that case I must say keep up the good work, you continue to accomplish your goals to highest level

  2. schrutebeetfarms says: Oct 17, 2012 1:03 PM

    They are not focused on winning a championship?

    Odd strategy but it actually makes sense given the way they’ve played thus far.

  3. daysend564 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:03 PM

    Why aren’t they capable of it? Who besides the Falcons (haven’t played a winning team yet, but have barely escaped several times) is playing so great right now that a team that is 2-3 couldn’t contend? That goes for any 2-3 team.

  4. jbl429 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:09 PM

    Pretty weak response. Jason, how about something along the lines of “our goal is always to win a championship, and that starts with winning our next football game.”

  5. wordssotrue says: Oct 17, 2012 1:13 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, we are quickly becoming irrelevent. The front office is a joke. You can’t win with a sham front office! Although I like the coach, I’m starting to suspect the same about him.

  6. hockeyfootball98 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:19 PM

    Typical media over reaction…For one all Jerry said that this team is capable of a championship which they are. Is he supposed to say they stink? Obviously every team and coach.wants to win a championship but the Boys are 2-3 they need to focus on this week to reach their ultimate goal.

  7. macgee10 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:23 PM

    I’m guessing you people have never heard of taking it one game at a time. Of course everyone is focused on winning a championship but when you start looking ahead then that’s when you get yourself in trouble. Garrett isn’t thinking of the Super Bowl right now. He’s thinking of beating Carolina. Good response and I like his answer.

  8. baloneyjohn says: Oct 17, 2012 1:28 PM

    If you are stuck with Romo, good luck

  9. realfann says: Oct 17, 2012 1:46 PM

    How did the owner having high expectations translate to the team having high expectations?

    I don’t think we know what the team thinks.

  10. randallflagg52 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:53 PM

    I can’t help but feel bad for Demarcus Ware and Jason Witten. Those two’s talents have really gone to waste down there in Dallas. Sure they get media exposure, but they’ll never sniff a championship.

  11. vinceyoungsucks says: Oct 17, 2012 2:02 PM

    It is a disappointing loss. A disappoint loss. The realization that people should is that it is a process. It is a process in all three phases of the game: offense, defense and special teams. People are too focused on our clock management. And by clock management I mean management of the clock. If you look at the tape we did a lot of things well. We did them well.

    -Jason Garrett

  12. trollaikman8 says: Oct 17, 2012 2:27 PM

    Maybe this Garrett guy is only book smart.

  13. noreasterforlife says: Oct 17, 2012 2:34 PM

    randallflagg52 says:
    Oct 17, 2012 1:53 PM
    I can’t help but feel bad for Demarcus Ware and Jason Witten. Those two’s talents have really gone to waste down there in Dallas. Sure they get media exposure, but they’ll never sniff a championship.

    I do feel bad for all the talent that is stuck on useless teams. Tony Gonzalez, Tomlinson, Phil Rivers, Antonio Gates, Adrian Peterson, Steven Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, Champ Bailey just to name a few.

  14. dcowboy4life says: Oct 17, 2012 2:43 PM

    The Cowboys played very well this past Sunday! Garrett is simply saying “We’re focused on THIS at the moment!” You can’t focus ahead and on the game you’re playing or about to play…good grief people!

  15. dexterismyhero says: Oct 17, 2012 3:10 PM

    Jason may be cleaning Jerry’s glasses in the press box pretty soon!!

  16. 2ruefan says: Oct 17, 2012 3:11 PM

    Pretty weak response. Jason, how about something along the lines of “our goal is always to win a championship, and that starts with winning our next football game.”’

    Ummm.. that’s pretty much EXACTLY what he said in other words I think….

  17. ron05342 says: Oct 17, 2012 3:13 PM

    I think at this point in time its pretty safe to say the Cowboys are not a championship-caliber team.

    They just don’t have it.

  18. Jeffrey Jenkins says: Oct 17, 2012 3:28 PM

    Giants Fan here.
    I really don’t want the Cowboys to suck. The NFL is more fun when they’re talented, talkative and over-hyped. (It makes it all the more sweeter when they blow it all–preferably to us–a la 2007.) I’m concerned that Jerry and Jason are taking the team down. Jerry needs to hire a solid GM and coach and let them do their jobs.

  19. lowtalker says: Oct 17, 2012 4:16 PM

    Garrett is correct in what he said and in his approach: Jones is a great owner, and Garrett should pnly be focused on the next game . . . . of course, what Garrett did not say, and what is obvious to anyone who has ever watched a football game, is that next to Matt Millen, Jerry Jones is the worst GM in the history of football.

  20. mazblast says: Oct 17, 2012 5:48 PM

    next to Matt Millen, Jerry Jones is the worst GM in the history of football.
    —————————————
    Mike Brown can give Mr. Wrinkles a run for the money on that score.

  21. SparkyGump says: Oct 17, 2012 9:56 PM

    Working for a drunken, delusional, egotistical owner must really suck. I hope his pay is good.

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 17, 2012 11:43 PM

    I just don’t get Jason Garretts approach. Why wouldn’t you be focused on trying to win a title? No wonder this team plays well one week and lousy the next. Jason how about focusing on clock management late in the game!

  23. tigerboye says: Oct 18, 2012 9:41 AM

    Remember when folks used to say that Dan Synder wanted to be like Jerry jones, well at least Synder doesn’t talk as much as Jones….

  24. TheRichMeister says: Oct 18, 2012 1:23 PM

    Focus on letting someone else be the OC.

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