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Jason Garrett: Everyone is coaching and playing for their jobs


In the last couple of years, we’ve grown accustomed to hearing roars from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about closing windows and rising levels of frustration with the team’s performance.

Those roars are almost always followed by Jones saying that coach Jason Garrett, quarterback Tony Romo or anyone else in the crosshairs isn’t in any imminent danger of losing their job. Jones did it again last week when he said that Garrett isn’t coaching for his job after a pair of seasons that saw the Cowboys lose Week 17 games that would have sent them to the playoffs if they won.

Garrett doesn’t see things quite the same way. Jones’ votes of confidence in Garrett haven’t left the coach feeling any more secure and he says none of the players on the team should feel any differently.

“Ever since I have been in this league as a player, as a coach, I think everybody, each and every day, is playing and coaching for their jobs,” Garrett said, via Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. “That’s the nature of this thing and that’s what makes the NFL great. You come here to work every day. And we use the word urgency a lot … And every day is important, as a coach, as a player we are trying to get ourselves better each and every day to become the team we want to be.”

Whether or not Garrett’s job is actually on the line, it’s hard to argue with that approach to the coming season for any NFL coach or player. It’s especially true for the Cowboys, who need to break out of the mediocre rut they’ve fallen into over the last two years. Urgency alone won’t do that, but it is certainly part of any prescription for a return to the playoffs.

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13 Responses to “Jason Garrett: Everyone is coaching and playing for their jobs”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: May 28, 2013 4:11 PM

    You should just start a thread : “Who’s going to be the next coach of the Cowboys?”

    My pick….

    Bill Cowher

  2. fanofevilempire says: May 28, 2013 4:14 PM

    So Jerry Jones could possibly fire the GM?

  3. thesmedman says: May 28, 2013 4:18 PM

    Oh, boy.

    Is it worse to say this than get the dreaded “vote of no confidence”?

  4. drbrown7451 says: May 28, 2013 4:27 PM

    Draft better, get a new GM, better game planning and time management, get a real QB (stats mean nothing unless you WIN)……Just a few things that the Plough Boys REALLY need to do to win.

  5. We need Bud Grant says: May 28, 2013 4:36 PM

    Cowboys aren’t going to start winning until they overhaul the entire organization — starting with the GM.

  6. timebandit24 says: May 28, 2013 4:52 PM

    However doubtful I believe it is, I hope Jerry Jones has the stones to call out all the media and all you armchair owner/gm’s if they somehow to win again.

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 28, 2013 5:05 PM

    If no playoff this season, then I don’t see how Jason survives. Pay no attention to what Jerry says before the season because he will not hesitate to fire Jason if things don’t go well.

    Jason talks like no players are safe but when Romo has a terrible game, he seems to defend his play. Romo should be treated no different than any other player that doesn’t get it done.

  8. sampsonswag01 says: May 28, 2013 5:23 PM

    ….except for Jerruh’.

  9. voiceofsweetness says: May 28, 2013 5:30 PM

    “Who’s going to be the next coach of the Cowboys?”

    Lovie Smith 2014

  10. mazblast says: May 28, 2013 5:43 PM

    In the immortal words of Gunnery Sgt. Hartman,

    “Well, no sh**.”

    Any sane GM would have fired Garrett’s boot-licking butt after last season. Then again, any sane owner would have fired that sorry GM long ago.

  11. PayBizzy says: May 28, 2013 6:03 PM

    jerruh enjoys losing thats why he keeps himself as gm,garrett as coach & romo as qb

  12. spideysdog says: May 28, 2013 6:18 PM

    ya think Garrett and the GM ever sit around and complain about the idiotic owner they work for?

  13. commonsensedude says: May 28, 2013 6:40 PM

    Almost every problem the Cowboys have is due to the fact that their GM is NOT facing the threat of losing his job.

    Death. Taxes. Jerry Jones ruining what used to be a great franchise. Some things never change.

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