On Wednesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that it would be “uncomfortable” around the team in the coming days and weeks as he tries to make changes that will break the team “out of that cycle” of finishing in the middle of the pack.
When you’re talking about making changes to break out of cycles, the head coach is always one of the first places you look so it’s no surprise that Jason Garrett fielded some questions about Jones’ comments on Thursday. It’s even less of a surprise to hear him embrace the idea, presumably in hopes that one of the changes isn’t to his employment status.
“If we think collectively that something can help us in doing something different than we’re doing it now — that’s going to make us a better football team — I’m open to it,” Garrett said on KRLD, via ESPNDallas.com. “I’ve made no bones about that from the beginning. I just believe in that from the bottom of my heart.”
Garrett said “anything and everything” is up for discussion, which would include the possibility of adding an offensive coordinator to take play calling duties away from Garrett. Garrett said earlier this week that he didn’t anticipate making a change on that front, although an angry boss can have a way of making you reassess the situation.
There’s change after every season in the NFL, it’s really a question of magnitude. Jones sounded like a man ready to make big changes, but his actions haven’t always meshed with his words in the past. If they do this time, Garrett sounds ready to implement them.
Assuming, of course, he isn’t one of them.