The Cowboys lost a game to the Packers in brutal enough fashion on Sunday that owner Jerry Jones faced questions about whether he was remaining firm in his declaration to keep Jason Garrett as head coach in 2014.
Jones said he wasn’t going to give Garrett the vote of confidence that reporters were asking for because he had already given one this season. Jones added that his refusal to give such a vote was “not in any way a change” from what he said before about Garrett’s job security, although his answers about how firm his stance remained left some room for interpretation.
“I was firm for one night at that time and that doesn’t call for me having to be firm every morning I get up,” Jones said, via Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “So I was real firm then, so take that to the bank. Just take that to the bank. I’m not going to sit here and every time I see you guys, ask whether I’m firm or not. We can all play that game.”
Jones also said he didn’t need a chance to slam the door on speculation about Garrett’s future because of his previous statement, but you have to wonder how many more losses like Sunday’s can go down before Jones wakes up one morning with a different opinion.