Of all the potential free agents who bet on themselves going into a free agent year without a new deal, perhaps none have done better for themselves than Jason Garrett.
In the final year of his contract, the Cowboys head coach has his team off to a 6-1 start, which has everyone excited.
“I don’t know that anybody has had a better, brighter vision of Jason’s future than I do,” owner Jerry Jones said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’ve always thought he had the potential to be a serious, consistent, winning coach in the NFL and still think that. … I’m just glad to see him have this kind of success.
“His players hang on every word, and they’re seeing what he’s preaching works. That’s an ideal set of circumstances for a coach that is looking for a big future in the NFL.”
Of course, Jones had less to say when asked about the specifics of a new deal for Garrett, noting the bulk of free agent deals coming upi including Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and more.
“I’m just not going to talk about it,” Jones said of a new deal for Garrett. “We’ve got so many contracts that we’re supposed to be needing to be talking about, now that things are going good. I’m not even going to begin to start anywhere. I’m just going to squat.
“I’ve got a lifetime of when it’s too much, just sit down and think about it.”
Garrett didn’t have much to add on the topic either.
“If you just keep trying to do things the right way, the results on the scoreboard will hopefully take care of itself,” he said. “And that’s just the way I think. That’s the way we try to help this team.”
“That was the last answer I’m going to have about my contract.”
At some point, it’s going to have to come up, unless they manage to go 8-8 again, in which case it might not.