Jerry Jones calls Jason Garrett a young coach who’s still evolving

AP

Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett has learned on the job and changed his approach to offense.

According to Jones, Garrett is still young enough and flexible enough that he can make significant changes to the way he game plans. Jones said on his radio show on KRLD 105.3 FM that Garrett is fundamentally different from a coach like Ernie Zampese, the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator from 1994 to 1997 and offensive consultant in 2000 and 2001, who installed his own offense everywhere he went. Jones says Garrett can change on the fly.

“He’s a young coach, and one of the things you’ve got to remember, that you should remember, is that, as a young coach, your system should be evolving,” Jones said, via the Star-Telegram. “There shouldn’t be a system that you’ve hung on for years and years and years. Ernie Zampese, for instance. Jason’s fresh in his evolving, as far as scheme is concerned.”

For the record, Garrett isn’t all that young: He’s been around the NFL as a player or a coach for a quarter of a century, and at age 47 he’s older than Rob Chudzinski, Jim Schwartz, Gus Bradley, Dennis Allen, Mike Tomlin, Mike McCoy and Greg Schiano. But Jones praised Garrett for his willingness to adjust to new offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, and to the increased game-planning role for quarterback Tony Romo.

“Plus we’ve added a Romo emphasis in it. That’s changed, too. We’ve had some dramatic change with the Cowboys since last year,” Jones said.

So far, Jones likes the results of those dramatic changes.

63 responses to “Jerry Jones calls Jason Garrett a young coach who’s still evolving

  1. Reminds me of Richie Cunningham’s older brother…the one that disappeared after the 1st couple of “Happy Days” seasons.

  2. JJ, shut up! You are leading the division. Your mouth is going too destroy JG. Just shut up and let it happen. You have already set it up to doom you chances this year. Sit down and be quiet.

  3. If looks could kill, that picture says it all. Garrett has to really despise Jerrah that in order to keep his job he has to let Jerrah belittle him.

  4. I wish Jason Garret could be the GM, he has the strategical mind for it. Great drafts under him and he seems to do all the managerial parts of being a head coach correctly. It’s the tactical part he struggles with.

    As a cowboys fan I really want to see Jason Garret do well, on paper he fits the profile of a long term successful head coach for this team, just need to see the end of the season clutchness from his team.

  5. The pic says it all…and explains why they never get beyond Round 1. That senile idiot thinks he can run a football team, and the coaches are akin to towel boys to him. Sorry Jason.

  6. Noticed this year, that he hasn’t worn a hat on the sideline this year.

    Not sure what that’s about, but I am sure Jerrah had something to do with it.

  7. Ernie Zampese – now there’s a name from the past.

    That guy could never survive in today’s NFL – just from the no-smoking-in-the-booth policy alone

    But Jones is actually right – any modern NFL coach or coordinator needs to balance their scheme to the players available.

    The Cowboys could do far worse than Garrett

  8. Garrett can change on the fly, just like a ventriloquist’s dummy.

    Jerry’s brain keeps getting younger and younger. Neurologists everywhere are stupefied. Jerreh can now credit himself for curing Alzheimer’s disease.

  9. A young coach who’s evolving? LOL…

    To think the Ravens were set to hire this guy before he slithered back to Dallas.

    Too bad we ended up with Harbs. 5 years in the playoffs, with at least one win each year…3 AFCCGs, one world championship….

  10. @trollaikman8 Al Davis at least knew squat about football. Reggie McKenzie is a struggling GM whose highlights feature Al Davis’ players.

    Jerry Jones just puts his team in the spotlight excessively and makes money off it.

    Btw, I never knew that back-to-back 8-8 seasons is evolution.

  11. hatesycophants says:

    Why does he have a radio show?
    ===================================

    Because he’s the owner of the most valuable franchise who makes money for other teams, the one most popular worldwide and has three rings of his own.

  12. Please do not compare Jerry Jones to Al Davis. At least Al did something on his own, coach, commissioner, G.M., Jerry paid for winning teams. Jerry is a great owner, but as a G.M. he is average at best. Heck, Al has been to a Super Bowl more recently than Jerry.

  13. Thank goodness this idiots wife is so stuck up & he turned down the Ravens job in 2008!! All because Baltimore didn’t have a Neiman Marcus. Thank you!!!

  14. Jerry, your still evolving into a GM, Jason is evolving into a head coach and Romo is still evolving into a Roger Staubach. The fans are evolving into stark raving idiots because of another year of disappointment.

  15. redfield11 says:Sep 27, 2013 8:17 PM

    I wish Jason Garret could be the GM, he has the strategical mind for it. Great drafts under him and he seems to do all the managerial parts of being a head coach correctly. It’s the tactical part he struggles with.

    As a cowboys fan I really want to see Jason Garret do well, on paper he fits the profile of a long term successful head coach for this team, just need to see the end of the season clutchness from his team.

    ————————————
    This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read… Coaches dont draft GM’s (or in Dallas’s case owner) do. Secondly drafting a 3rd round Center in 1st round is hardly intelligent… thirdly Jerry Jones has him coaching because he is too cowardly to but heads with his clueless owner (IE Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells). That is why year in and year out he is job safe. When other coaches would have been canned for under producing.

  16. The problem is the cowboys aren’t evolving bit regressing. Established coaches wouldn’t come to Jerry’s world and put up with his meddling. Jerry needs a legit GM, let the coaches run the team (see the Garret/OC role confusion of the past summer) and he can promote the stadium!

  17. Who cares what Jerry Jones has to say? He would have fit in on Hee Haw, only he isn’t smart enough. He makes Junior Samples seems like Albert Einstein. If it weren’t for Jimmy Johnson, he would never have won anything. I can’t figure out why the media constantly gives Jones so much tv time. I think a good nickname for him would be Buzzard Bait.

  18. Jerry Jones is a “nincompoop”when it comes to being a general manager.
    Unfortunately for the Dallas fans, this team will NEVER see a championship until JJ gets out of the way and let “NFL people” run the show.
    As for Jason Garrett;he’s only employed because he’ll do what ever Jerry says.

  19. Jerryworld:

    You hire a yes man to do your every whim. Defend him to the end, because having to hire a real coach means someone with enough guts to challenge the Emperor.(Think Jimmy Johnson)

    You build a temple to your ego that people pay outrageous money to be inside.

    When was the last time the Cowboys were in the Super Bowl?

  20. Are people acting like beating the Giants and Rams are accomplishments, to the point of thinking that the Cowboys are actually a good team?

    And are they simultaneously glossing over the fact that Tony Romo is the QB?!?

    Go back and look at the end of that Chiefs’ game.

    I’ve got Dallas as no better than the 7th-best team in the NFC. Lucky for them, they play in the NFC East, otherwise known as the “I’m not going to the playoffs; YOU go to the playoffs!!!” division.

  21. The Cowboys win lots of games in the month of September,However they tend to fold up in December!!!!

    The Cowboys are picked to win the division and go deep into the playoffs every year,Why?…..It`s not because they are great,It`s because this team has a huge fan base and for some reason those media pundits seem to think that popularity equals greatness……Guess what,IT DOES`NT!!!!!

    Beating up on a weak Rams team and celebrating as if you really did win a SB is a joke……Dont look now but the Denver Broncos are on the Horizon…..If they beat the Broncos I will personally give them props!!!!!

  22. jerry just likes garrett because he doesn’t chafe at being second banana to the owner. any coach worth having wouldn’t work like that.

    and that’s why dallas will never win anything with jj as the gm, spokesperson, executive coach, and plastic surgery test dummy.

  23. This constant talk about looking, feeling , being young has jerry really worried i think,about his own mortality. he seems to be wrestling with his own personal demons. he even declared that he has the brain of a 40yr old…well so did Forrest Gump

  24. This is like his 6th year coaching. Not 1st or 2nd.
    Both Harbaughs have been to the superbowl and a couple conference championships.
    Even Pete Carroll went to the divisional round.
    Garret just isn’t a good head coach.
    Compared to his peers of equivalent experience he sucks.

  25. “He’s a young coach, and one of the things you’ve got to remember, that you should remember, is that, as a young coach, your system should be evolving,” Jones said.

    Translation: You D___MN sure will run this play I made up this week!

  26. Why does the owner keep feeling the need to say things like this in a bold “statement” Is he trying to convince the football world or himself? I think these PR pitches are a just a bad bad sign..

  27. baltimoresnativeson says: Sep 28, 2013 10:46 AM

    “”This is like his 6th year coaching. Not 1st or 2nd.
    Both Harbaughs have been to the superbowl and a couple conference championships.
    Even Pete Carroll went to the divisional round.
    Garret just isn’t a good head coach.
    Compared to his peers of equivalent experience he sucks.””
    Pete Carol has been an NFL head coach twice before going to the Seahawks so I don’t think you can include him in that example

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