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Stephen Jones: “Ridiculous” to say Jason Garrett is on the hot seat

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Don’t even bother asking Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones if head coach Jason Garrett is on the hot seat. He doesn’t want to hear it.

I won’t even comment on that. Period. That’s ridiculous,” Jones said today.

Jones also brushed aside former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson’s recent claim that there’s a country-club atmosphere in Dallas, but he did lend his support to Garrett, who in Jones’s opinion has one of the best minds in football.

“First of all, I think Jason is incredibly smart. No one understands the game more,” Jones said. “He grew up at a breakfast table knowing about the NFL. His father was a coach. His father was a scout. He understands the league. He is a great leader. He leads our team in a great way. I think he understands the game. He has been a very success offensive coordinator. He started having success immediately. It wasn’t like there was a huge learning curve for him as a play caller. We have had a lot of great offenses here under Jason. We are moving the ball good this year for the most part. We are ranked pretty high in offense. The players respect him. He demands accountability.”

Jones also said that the Cowboys are “going in a good direction,” but in the next breath he acknowledged that the Cowboys are underachieving at 3-5.

“Absolutely. We had higher expectations than this. We are disappointed with our record. We have to play better. We have to finish,” Jones said.

If the Cowboys finish the 2012 season the way they’ve started it, it won’t be ridiculous to question whether Garrett will lead the team in 2013.

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36 Responses to “Stephen Jones: “Ridiculous” to say Jason Garrett is on the hot seat”
  1. bigsexy2288 says: Nov 8, 2012 3:52 PM

    And that’s why us Cowboy fans have to suffer year in year out. Now I know how raider fans felt.

  2. billhicks666 says: Nov 8, 2012 3:54 PM

    What’s ridiculous, Stevie Boy, is the way you and your father run the Cowboys. I’m not complaining, mind you! It’s just an observation. Keep up the “good” work!

  3. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop says: Nov 8, 2012 3:55 PM

    Um, OK.

  4. ireadpftforthecomments says: Nov 8, 2012 3:57 PM

    “First of all, I think Jason is incredibly smart. No one understands the game more,” Jones said.

    Yes, who else would ice his own kicker? Brilliant!

  5. baloneyjohn says: Nov 8, 2012 4:01 PM

    This guy is a chip off the old block head, no doubt.
    Look out Jason

  6. knn9413 says: Nov 8, 2012 4:01 PM

    He is telling the truth.. They have not started heating it up yet.. just wait for 1 more game..

  7. ppc50 says: Nov 8, 2012 4:01 PM

    One would think that “growing” up around coaches scouts, and being a “successful” offensive coordinator – a person would figure out how not to freeze their kicker, not call screen passes on the last play of the half that is returned for a TD, not to continue to throw the ball when up by 24 after your QB throws a pick 6, not to throw the ball on the 1 yd line 3 consecutive times, not to throw the ball on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th down when your team needs only 1 yard for a first down (especially a 30 yard pass to Olgetree), it goes on and on. Garrett is a book smart guy, no denying that, but his lack of time management, no player accountability, predictable offensive game plan, lack of discipline on his team, and, overall, lack of passion have doomed this team. He should never have been able to throw Phillips under the bus as well and has never been an offensive genius. Jones should hire another coach ASAP and let Ryan coach the rest of the year.

  8. fofofotey says: Nov 8, 2012 4:10 PM

    Doesn’t he have some reading glasses to clean?

  9. clluciano says: Nov 8, 2012 4:11 PM

    ireadpftforthecomments says:
    Nov 8, 2012 3:57 PM
    “First of all, I think Jason is incredibly smart. No one understands the game more,” Jones said.

    Yes, who else would ice his own kicker? Brilliant!
    _________________________________

    LOL! Also his “Clock/Time Management Skills” at the end of games are are the BEST in the league!!!

  10. chipwade says: Nov 8, 2012 4:12 PM

    Usually in Dallas, saying someone isn’t going to lose their job means that they ARE going to lose their job.

  11. kane337 says: Nov 8, 2012 4:19 PM

    I like how the cowboys have been operated the past 17 years.

  12. cliverush says: Nov 8, 2012 4:21 PM

    When Bob Kraft interfered with the football people early in his ownership the results showed on the field. Pete Carroll never had a chance as coach here due to Krafts’s choice of GM and his interference in the draft. He gave BB full control over football matters and concentrated on the business end. The results are 5 trips to the SB. He was smart enough to realize his limitations. The Jones family needs to allow a true football person to run the team. The Cowboy fans deserve this.

  13. folkcrusader says: Nov 8, 2012 4:25 PM

    “We still owe him $10 million!” Said Stephen. “That’s not coming out of my share.”

  14. jamaltimore says: Nov 8, 2012 4:33 PM

    In other words Jason is a great fall guy. We keep him around because he’s dumb enough to still work for my Crazy old man. He’s horrible at clock management and together with tony they have a lot of experience in how to lose games!

  15. steeltuff says: Nov 8, 2012 4:37 PM

    Jerruh conveniently sent Stevie out to explain this one to the media. The Chip-off-the-Old-Block did a pretty good job with the dirty work. Daddy is undoubtedly proud of him.

  16. szwhtsup123 says: Nov 8, 2012 4:57 PM

    Glad to hear it.

    Signed

    Giants Nation

  17. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 8, 2012 4:58 PM

    Hey Stephen it’s also ridiculous to think you really have any say or power over your dad!

  18. hrmlss says: Nov 8, 2012 5:10 PM

    The dreaded vote of confidence. He’s toast.

  19. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Nov 8, 2012 5:16 PM

    Garrett has ZERO clock management skills and has failed to maximize the talent on that team. Jerry needs to break out the wallet for Andy Reid, Sean Payton, or Mike Holmgren.

  20. burnttoast71854 says: Nov 8, 2012 5:17 PM

    Must be the water they drink at the jones hosuse, just because your smart doesn’t make u a great coach. & I would disagree about his intelligence because we haven’t seem it. Like Jimmy Johnson said its a country club, no one is in fear they just run to Jerra & say ” the coach wants me to actually run the right route & catch it at that, that’s not fair”, or they actually want me to make a tackle in the 4th qrt & I’m kinda tired & really do I have to”. So we on for lunch tomorrow. It’s a mess in Dallas.

  21. niner13 says: Nov 8, 2012 5:17 PM

    At least JR was interesting. JJ and son clone are bores.

  22. tinopuno says: Nov 8, 2012 5:21 PM

    Reading and then rereading his comments, you get the sense that Little Stevie is not a very smart boy. It’s good that his daddy owns a business that Little Stevie can work in with the assurance that, no matter how bad he screws up, his daddy has screwed up worse and still kept his job.

  23. mazblast says: Nov 8, 2012 5:21 PM

    wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says:

    Garrett has ZERO clock management skills and has failed to maximize the talent on that team. Jerry needs to break out the wallet for Andy Reid, Sean Payton, or Mike Holmgren
    ———————————————-
    IMO those three and many other good coaches have far too much self-respect to work for Jerry, stevie, and the circus that is the Cowboy organization.

  24. teal379 says: Nov 8, 2012 5:42 PM

    Coaches are great, best in football.
    Romo’s great, elite.
    WR’s are great, Dez is a beast.
    RB’s are great, TE’s great, pass rush is great.

    LOTS of greatness on the Cowboys.

    Answer this one question then Mr. Jones – if they’re all great and you’re really smart; why do you keep losing?

  25. yourrealitybites says: Nov 8, 2012 5:51 PM

    Hey Steve”. As a Cowboy fan since before you could spell Cowboy, my advice is that you should really consider not drinking heavily before you give press interviews. You and your skeletor dad should be ashamed of what you have done to that team. Please sell them to anyone, today if possible. You have made enough money in systematically destroying that franchise. You a’holes have achieved the worst possible pinnacle…………irrelevance.

  26. smoothrobinva says: Nov 8, 2012 5:51 PM

    If you listen to the fans then you will find yourself setting with them in the stands!!! We are headed in a direction that will payoff in the years to come. Not this year but stick with the program boys and we will get there

  27. pickney1 says: Nov 8, 2012 5:51 PM

    It’s Ridiculous to think they will fire a snake in the grass head coach who they are able to control in every way.

    For the entirety of Jones family control of the Cowboys this franchise will never win another Super Bowl.. but hey this still have the title of America’ team for whatever that counts for.

  28. timebandit24 says: Nov 8, 2012 5:53 PM

    teal379 says:
    Nov 8, 2012 5:42 PM
    Coaches are great, best in football.
    Romo’s great, elite.
    WR’s are great, Dez is a beast.
    RB’s are great, TE’s great, pass rush is great.

    LOTS of greatness on the Cowboys.

    Answer this one question then Mr. Jones – if they’re all great and you’re really smart; why do you keep losing?

    The answer is pretty simple… This team has no heart outside ware, witten, and Murray.

  29. wtf2812 says: Nov 8, 2012 6:12 PM

    You know what they say about the apple ….

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, all the money in the world won’t ever put the Joneses on the same level as the Rooneys or Maras when it comes to ownership of a team.

  30. cometkazie says: Nov 8, 2012 6:45 PM

    One thing about the Jones boys that Jimmy Johnson pointed out is they don’t have to answer to anyone.

    They just keep on keeping on and keep getting what they always got.

  31. ripster65 says: Nov 8, 2012 6:56 PM

    Wow. In the Jone’s eyes there’s nothing wrong. No issues with the meddling owner. No issues at GM. No issues at head coach. No issues at QB. No issues…no issues…yeah, keep believing that.

  32. birdsofbmore says: Nov 8, 2012 7:20 PM

    He should be as a Huge Ravens fan we should have lost that game if Garrett wasn’t the worst time manager in the league.

  33. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 8, 2012 9:25 PM

    That’s some impressive stuff you listed there Stephen but you forgot Jason can’t manage the clock to save himself and he is a .500 coach barely.

    Jimmy Johnson is right. It is like a country club over there.

  34. dladd79 says: Nov 8, 2012 10:46 PM

    birdsofbmore says:
    Nov 8, 2012 7:20 PM
    He should be as a Huge Ravens fan we should have lost that game if Garrett wasn’t the worst time manager in the league.
    ____________________________

    The Ravens presented Garrett with the game ball after that game!

  35. lgwelsh1 says: Nov 9, 2012 1:38 AM

    Jerry,

    Step down as GM, hire a real head coach. Your not going back to the Super Bowl with what you have on the field right now or anytime soon.

    Bill Cower is your guy, pay him what ever he wants. Let him bring in his people and win games for you. In 2 years your in the NFC championship game.

    Stay the course your on, your going nowhere.

  36. larrydavid7000 says: Nov 9, 2012 5:45 AM

    jj please please bring back Wade Phillips as your head coach.

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