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Jerry Jones sees Jason Garrett staying for years to come

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones insists that Jason Garrett is his coach not only for 2013, but for many years beyond that.

In an interview on the Cowboys’ website, Jones said Garrett is in it for the long haul.

“I saw things in our head coach that really give me a lot of promise for not only 2013 but for years to come,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m excited about Jason Garrett.”

Dallas fired several assistant coaches after the season and hired several new ones, and Jones also said that it was Garrett who made the decisions on the Cowboys’ coaching staff shakeup.

“He did the evaluations,” Jones said. “He basically said, ‘Jerry here’s who I want to get.’”

Jones said it was “pretty expensive” to buy out the contracts of the fired assistants and then hire new assistants, but he believes it was worth it. And he believes he won’t have to buy out a contract of a head coach in a year.

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  1. senorpapino says: Feb 8, 2013 10:17 AM

    And Dallas continues to remain in the toilet.

  2. silversun60 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:20 AM

    Probably because once he’s fired he won’t be able to find a job anywhere else.

  3. vikefan says: Feb 8, 2013 10:20 AM

    yeah, he’s a great puppet

  4. logica1voicesays says: Feb 8, 2013 10:22 AM

    Of course he does. Jones just removed Ginger’s backbone and emasculated him. That’s not an easy thing to do to an NFL coach. The guy is a keeper.

  5. sguy2130 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:22 AM

    In other words, better update your resume Jason.

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 8, 2013 10:22 AM

    It’s Christmas in February for every Giants, Redskins and Eagles fan.

  7. hoops737 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:24 AM

    Dallas is almost becoming a bigger circus than the Jets.

    Almost

  8. chattanola says: Feb 8, 2013 10:24 AM

    Can we believe anything JJ is telling us? I don’t think these decisions are based on what is good for the team, more likely something personal between Garret and Jones.

    What a mess, how can Jones expect to attract anyone of quality to agree to work in that jumble of a coaching staff?

  9. buddybowl69 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:24 AM

    Was Jerrah’s hand visible up the back of Garret’s shirt when Garret supposedly said this?

  10. 12strikes says: Feb 8, 2013 10:25 AM

    Maybe he could save money on hiring/firing coaches if he fired the current GM and hired a real one.

  11. mancave001 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:31 AM

    LOL. Vote of confidence.

  12. bcdc26 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    He’s either lying or the senility is showing and he thinks its 2009

  13. emac40 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    by “years to come”…does he mean until next years 7-9 record when he will bring in Chucky??

  14. daknight93 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:37 AM

    sure Jerry…if Jason doesn’t get Dallas into the playoffs in 2013, he will get the ax…this is a production business so Jerry words are meaningless

  15. lastdukestreetking says: Feb 8, 2013 10:42 AM

    Giant fans are good with this!

  16. noring4youstill says: Feb 8, 2013 10:44 AM

    Quoted as saying “He’ll make a hell of a waterboy”.

  17. sourdoughsam says: Feb 8, 2013 10:47 AM

    Hines’ problem is he wants to surround himself with ‘Yes’ men. He’s driven 2 of the great football minds in recent history out of there once they began to overshadow him.

  18. cmstrick says: Feb 8, 2013 10:49 AM

    He’s toast.

  19. szwhtsup123 says: Feb 8, 2013 10:55 AM

    Excellent news, thank you!

    Signed

    Giants Nation

  20. jerryyouradisgrace says: Feb 8, 2013 10:56 AM

    That’s because Jason knows how to say YES SIR very well

    Further proof the the cowboys are Jerry’s personal fantasy football team

    A joke of a real football organization

  21. packersfansuck says: Feb 8, 2013 10:57 AM

    And this circus saga continues.

  22. dumbasdirt says: Feb 8, 2013 10:57 AM

    So Lovie Smith who has won 81 games as a Head Coach has a .563 winning percentage and has taken an NFL team to the Super Bowl can’t get a job.
    But Jason Garrett who has won 21 games as an NFL Head Coach, has a .525 winning percentage and will probably never take his team to a Super Bowl has a job for years to come.

    Just when I thought an NFL owner could not make any sense he goes ahead and uses logic like this. And totally redeems himself!

  23. fissels says: Feb 8, 2013 11:01 AM

    I like Garrett but he’s got to get it going soon. The rest of the league is out- playing him and out -innovating him. Jerry may be patient but the fans are not.

  24. 44skins21 says: Feb 8, 2013 11:02 AM

    He will be staying to clean his glasses in the suite during games.

  25. footballhistorian says: Feb 8, 2013 11:08 AM

    “He did the evaluations,” Jones said. “He basically said, ‘Jerry here’s who I want to get.’”

    Right – what’s missing from this is the part right before where Jones said “In lieu of firing my head coach, what assistant coaches would my head coach tell me he wanted to replace? Because it’s going to be one or the other…”

  26. cowboysfaninpatriotsland says: Feb 8, 2013 11:13 AM

    If Jason Garrett made the decision on the new assistants, why is Norv Turner not the OC/Play Caller. Norv has a great track record with QB’s. Tony could use a guy like him.

  27. brintfatre says: Feb 8, 2013 11:16 AM

    This is how the 6-10 Giants and the 8-8 Broncos walk into the Manningbowl in NY next year.

  28. MTLighthouse69 says: Feb 8, 2013 11:17 AM

    If all else fails, maybe Garrett can be the official Jerry Jones eyeglasses wiper.

  29. bigsexy2288 says: Feb 8, 2013 11:19 AM

    I’m so glad I’m a fan of this team, Jerry you are so clueless. I just wish you’d shut the hell up! I can’t wait for another year of mediocrity, it just makes me sick. I am not buying another Dallas cowboy anything. Al Davis is smiling down on this jackass! We are a laughing stock and this moron can’t see that he is the main problem.

  30. olcap says: Feb 8, 2013 11:29 AM

    Well, with Garrett there for years to come, and Romo there for years to come, Dallas won’t win any championships for years to come.

  31. richndc says: Feb 8, 2013 11:57 AM

    It’s great to see there are as many whiny, bitter football know-nothings trolling this site as there ever was. I think the TMZ like stories constantly on here and insinuations in every story that whoever is saying ” ____ ” is hiding the truth, stupid, or that the author of the column, as opposed to those involved, “knows what’s really going on”. And the acolytes created are legion. I would suggest that Jerry and his son Stephen have forgotten more about football and football operations than all the flapjacks who have ever posted on this site. Some of you maybe played pop warner, woo hoo, Jerry was a lineman on a big ten national champion team, made billions in oil starting from zero, and brought 3 Super Bowls to Dallas (think it was all Jimmy all you want, it takes more than one good coach, see: Jimmy in Miami). Every day I see “what a joke”, “this guy is delusional”. It has been years and years no doubt since they have seen success, but I bet anyone in Philly would be glad to have just one Lombardi trophy-this man has three. Who’s a joke?

  32. coloradotexan says: Feb 8, 2013 11:58 AM

    I still believe/ hope:

    Jason has the potential to grow and could become a great coach, but he isn’t there yet.

    The GM must have the patience to let Jason develop into the great coach he can be. Jason has a lot of good attributes but he needs to develop.

    Which seems unlikely, since this is the worst GM in football. Maybe he’s finally made his second good decision (the first one was hiring Jimmy Johnson).

  33. ejm845 says: Feb 8, 2013 12:10 PM

    That means there gona blow for yrs to come GO BIRDS!

  34. 1chilla says: Feb 8, 2013 12:12 PM

    Damn sad day to be a cowboy fan hearing news like that

  35. countduku says: Feb 8, 2013 12:23 PM

    If Garrett wasn’t owed 10 million dollars, he’d already be gone. Let’s go back to this quote of his when the cowboys are somwhere between 6-10 and 9-7 next year, while missing the playoffs again.

  36. vmannj says: Feb 8, 2013 12:25 PM

    If Jerry wanted Jason to be the HC all along, he should have never hired Wade Phillips in the first place. Complete waste of time. Wade had never won a playoff game – even with Elway. By now, JG would be well on his way to being a good coach, or he would have already been replaced and the new HC could start looking for Romo’s eventual replacement (which they still need to d0). If JG had been set in place to begin with, the switch to a 4-3 would already have been made and the defense would already have been built around the scheme. Wade had some success, but it set the future of this team back by at least 3 years.

  37. Grulks says: Feb 8, 2013 12:28 PM

    As a Dallas fan, if this is true, it means i don’t need to watch any Dallas games for “years to come”.

    I don’t know what Dallas fans did to anger the football gods so much as to give us Jerry Jones, but man it must have been awful.

  38. pencilmonkeymagic says: Feb 8, 2013 12:35 PM

    “Who’s a joke?”

    …………Yup. Still sticking with Jerry here.

    Was Al Davis seen as a genius in the last five years before he was inducted into the great Hall of Fame in the sky?

    No. No he wasn’t, because the team was consistently circling the drain. And neither should Jerry be seen as a genius, now, for what transpired nearly 20 years ago.

    Any successful business identifies the deadwood and cuts it out. Except this one.

  39. nothinbutathang says: Feb 8, 2013 12:38 PM

    Won’t have to worry about the Cowboys in the playoffs ” for years to come”.

  40. wipemysweatjackoff says: Feb 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    Another outstanding decision by JJ – why change HC’s when it is proven that consistency at HC is a huge reason for building a championship contender. Over the last 6 years Garrett has guided an offense which has been rated 4th in yards and 7th in scoring offense – over the last 6 years…..that is outstanding. Granted the last 2 years have slipped alittle but he is buidling a year in and year out contender not a one season flash in the pan team and then fizzles out.

    If you don’t like the Dallas situation then go root for another sqaud.

  41. nothinbutathang says: Feb 8, 2013 12:42 PM

    richndc says:
    Feb 8, 2013 11:57 AM
    It’s great to see there are as many whiny, bitter football know-nothings trolling this site as there ever was. I think the TMZ like stories constantly on here and insinuations in every story that whoever is saying ” ____ ” is hiding the truth, stupid, or that the author of the column, as opposed to those involved, “knows what’s really going on”. And the acolytes created are legion. I would suggest that Jerry and his son Stephen have forgotten more about football and football operations than all the flapjacks who have ever posted on this site. Some of you maybe played pop warner, woo hoo, Jerry was a lineman on a big ten national champion team, made billions in oil starting from zero, and brought 3 Super Bowls to Dallas (think it was all Jimmy all you want, it takes more than one good coach, see: Jimmy in Miami). Every day I see “what a joke”, “this guy is delusional”. It has been years and years no doubt since they have seen success, but I bet anyone in Philly would be glad to have just one Lombardi trophy-this man has three. Who’s a joke?

    ————————————————–
    Is that you Jerry Jones ?

  42. musicman495 says: Feb 8, 2013 12:52 PM

    As a Redskins fan, I am excited about Jason Garrett being Cowboys coach for years to come, too. And while we are at it, Jerry can remain GM as long as he likes, too.

  43. artisan3m says: Feb 8, 2013 12:52 PM

    Anytime your boss gives you a vote of confidence it is time to update your resume’. Garrett is not as ruthless as Jones but he’s smarter. If he doesn’t smell the grease being applied to his skids, he will if the Cowboys have a bad start in 2013 (and they likely will). And however well they may do, if they don’t make the playoffs Jason gets a pink slip. Frankly I think he knows that and if things go badly, he will probably welcome his release. The true irony is that Jason has value elsewhere in the league. Jerry doesn’t ~ and no proven coach wants to make a nest at Valley Ranch to work for Jones, either. Nobody wants Jerry ~ ~ ~ except Jerry.

  44. musicman495 says: Feb 8, 2013 12:57 PM

    richndc says: Feb 8, 2013 11:57 AM

    I would suggest that Jerry and his son Stephen have forgotten more about football and football operations than all the flapjacks who have ever posted on this site. Some of you maybe played pop warner, woo hoo, Jerry was a lineman on a big ten national champion team
    ——————————-
    Actually, Jerry played at Arkansas. And do we really need to list for you all the former college football players who are unqualified to be NFL GM’s? (How about Matt Millen?)

  45. all32 says: Feb 8, 2013 12:58 PM

    Ya…. And the moon is made of cheese, can I buy a slice?
    Just stop talking Jerry!

  46. texansdude says: Feb 8, 2013 12:59 PM

    Oh, man. The vote of confidence. That means you are out of here in organizations NOT fronted by egomaniacs. Jason, Jason, Jason….oh, my.

  47. leadlap says: Feb 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    Has anyone ever considered that JJ wants to see Garrett succeed?

    I think he does… not for Garrett’s sake, though. I think JJ would love to tell everyone, “This guy is great. I found him, and I told you so!”

  48. usmcretailer says: Feb 8, 2013 1:18 PM

    Jerry just promised us mediocrity for years to come. JG is as incompetent as George W. Bush

  49. romospersonalsnuggie says: Feb 8, 2013 1:31 PM

    Musicman495 …. Yes Jason Garrett is a terrible coach man the way he mishandled Robert Griffin III injuries……. whoa wait………

  50. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 8, 2013 1:42 PM

    In other words, Jason is as good as gone in Jan. 2014 after their next playoff miss.

  51. vikesfansteve says: Feb 8, 2013 1:46 PM

    The kiss of death in Jonesspeak. Also, clean my glasses.

  52. scrp2 says: Feb 8, 2013 1:46 PM

    Ravens are kicking themselves they were outbid by Jones for Garrett back in 2008.

  53. skinsfaninnebraska says: Feb 8, 2013 1:58 PM

    The rest of the NFC East is celebrating this good news. Looks like Romo will be around for a few more years, too, which is even better.

  54. thetooloftools says: Feb 8, 2013 2:16 PM

    Jerry Jones is turning into a modern day Al Davis. Good luck with that Cowboys fan.

  55. ihateravens says: Feb 8, 2013 2:22 PM

    After all – Jerry needs someone to clean his eyeglasses and butt

  56. varnbo says: Feb 8, 2013 2:27 PM

    Who cares?

  57. brauningj says: Feb 8, 2013 2:40 PM

    great news for the E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES and the rest of the NFC east. way to go jerry jones you ball bag. LMAO

  58. mrphatal says: Feb 8, 2013 3:12 PM

    Thank You Jerry!!! Christmas Came Early!
    —- NFC EAST

  59. romosrevenge says: Feb 8, 2013 3:14 PM

    Yep, Jer sure does love him some Jason. Although Jer says Jason was in on the new hires, he doesn’t mention that it was he, Jer, who called for the purge in the first place. Second, if Jer loves Jason so much, where’s his contract extension? This PR rehabilitation of Jason by Jer is as transparent as the need for an O-line.

  60. mrphatal says: Feb 8, 2013 3:14 PM

    Jerry is reliving his glory hole days again. BTW Jerry, did you inherit Al Davis’ warm up suit??

  61. TD Hawk says: Feb 8, 2013 5:54 PM

    I’m about to type words that are fantasy but still true. We Cowboy’s fans need back Jimmy Johnson as coach, JJ has been the only person not to take any of Jerry’s crap. Jerry is ruining the team.

    And LORD, will someone tell Romo to let go of the ball a full Mississippi SOONER. I don’t care about how many plays he makes. He’s NOT Favre and he kills us nearly every game.

  62. dannythebisforbeast says: Feb 9, 2013 2:00 AM

    Yea he wi be there just eventually he will be strapped to a gurney Hannibal Lechter style and wheeled out to the sideline and wheeled back once the game is over

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