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Stephen Jones confronts Werder over Garrett story

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On Sunday morning, Ed Werder of ESPN reported that the expectation in the Cowboys’ organization is that coach Jason Garrett will be fired if the team fails to make it to the playoffs.

After the thrilling, come-from-behind Week 16 win over Washington, Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones confronted Werder in the locker room.

Per a source with knowledge of the exchange, Stephen Jones told Werder that, if he has a source who is providing information on the head coach’s status and the source’s name isn’t Jerry Jones or Stephen Jones, the story is “BS”.

Another source said that it wasn’t a loud or hostile exchange.  Stephen Jones quietly pulled Werder aside and shared that perspective.

Reached for comment by PFT, Werder had this to say:  “Stephen and I had a brief conversation in the Cowboys locker room about my report earlier in the day.  I stand by what I reported and that’s really all there is to it.”

Most believe that Garrett will indeed be fired if the Cowboys fail to make it to the playoffs.  Whether they make it will be determined next Sunday, when the Eagles come to town for the Third Annual NFC East Championship game.

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28 Responses to “Stephen Jones confronts Werder over Garrett story”
  1. jr4real says: Dec 22, 2013 8:24 PM

    As much as I laugh at the Joneses,
    Junior is right. And Werdner is a jack axx. He’s been filing false reports his whole career.

  2. jakec4 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:29 PM

    The weekly, goofy Jerry Jones involved story came a little early this time.

  3. cometkazie says: Dec 22, 2013 8:29 PM

    You gotta be pretty low on the ladder if your assignment is to cover the Cowboys.

  4. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 22, 2013 8:34 PM

    Werder lives by this reporting standard–

    “If you can’t break the news, make the news.”

  5. illinininer says: Dec 22, 2013 8:34 PM

    If the Cowboys lose next week, they should keep Garrett just to spite Werder. #ha #toldyaso

  6. nikeair497 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:36 PM

    So can we get Werdner fired if they fail to make the post season and Garrett isnt fired? I think it’s about time we hold reporters accountable for their nonsense.

  7. rgmememe says: Dec 22, 2013 8:41 PM

    If I had a nickel for every time Jerry or Stephen were in the news, I could build a billion dollar plus stadium too.

  8. radrats5150 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:44 PM

    No offense jr, but Stephen is not a jr, his other son is.

  9. Florio_Jr. says: Dec 22, 2013 8:53 PM

    Another source said that it wasn’t a loud or hostile exchange. Stephen Jones quietly pulled Werder aside and shared that perspective.

    If the source isn’t Jerry, this never happened.

  10. jr4real says: Dec 22, 2013 8:54 PM

    Yes I know he’s not a junior in name. He’s Junior because he thinks someone gives a crap about his opinions. It’s the spirit of the word. No offense of course.

  11. phillyphannnn83 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:57 PM

    Here’s one fan of a division foe who hopes Jason Garrett NEVER gets fired! :-) and I bet I’m not alone.

  12. seabreezes51 says: Dec 22, 2013 9:01 PM

    Stevenis going to be just like daddy….. I LOVE IT,

  13. brooklyn40niner says: Dec 22, 2013 9:08 PM

    Coins.

  14. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 22, 2013 9:21 PM

    Yeah sports media reports are never wrong or speculated…or based in rumor floating…ever

    RIP terry Bradshaw

  15. djlexluger says: Dec 22, 2013 9:31 PM

    We all know it’s true.

  16. bruno1433 says: Dec 22, 2013 9:52 PM

    Stephen is not fooling anybody everybody knows anything that comes out jerrys mouth is actual BS

  17. ripster65 says: Dec 22, 2013 9:59 PM

    and if it’s not, it should be. Funny how Jerry won’t tolerate anyone elses mediocrity yet wallows in his own when it comes to the Cowboys.

  18. gergie1957 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:41 PM

    “Thrilling Win” they beat the fricking Redskins.
    By 1.
    That division is horrible.

  19. therealzeitgeist says: Dec 22, 2013 11:11 PM

    High pressure game for the Girls next week. Judging from the Eagles tonight, and the Girls on any high-pressure night, its going to be a long offseason for the Girls.

    The line in Vegas should be props on how Romo blows it. Does he fumble? Intercept? Pick-six intercept? Sack-strip-fumble-TD? The possibilities are endless for a bookmaker.

  20. vetelmo says: Dec 22, 2013 11:23 PM

    I am so happy Jerry Jones is the owner of the Cowboys. The only relevance they will ever hold is the media attention Jerry Jones gets.

  21. arwiv says: Dec 23, 2013 12:09 AM

    Who cares…..the cowboys are either done next week or the week after. They are an NFL afterthought.

  22. fukdaeagles says: Dec 23, 2013 12:16 AM

    The Eagles arent horrible. They are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs. They deserve to be division champs…& that comes from a long time Dallas fan.

  23. yevrag3535 says: Dec 23, 2013 1:11 AM

    When the cowboys lose next week what will the story line be? How will the Jones twins spin this. This team is old, no leadership and a lot of finger pointing when the cookie starts to crumple. It will be interesting to say the least.

  24. oizaz says: Dec 23, 2013 1:30 AM

    Jr. is out to prove he can clean glasses better than the son in law

  25. gavriloprincip33 says: Dec 23, 2013 2:54 AM

    Dallas fans – meet your next GM…

    And the misery will continue for another generation!

  26. wipemysweatjackoff says: Dec 23, 2013 9:47 AM

    I just love the bandwagon fans – I actually love how Stephen confronted Werder for his false stories and made up sources. For those who don’t see the change in Jerry – just look at his actions. Garrett has influenced Jerry and Stephen in more ways then you think. He has shown to be more proactive than reactive – here a few examples:

    1. Sign OL in the 1st round rather than skill positions.
    2. Don’t sign aging veterans to idiotic contracts – not to sign Anthony Spencer to a long term deal, not to sign Hathcher to an absurd contract at 32 years old, let Jay Ratliff go etc.
    3. Play youth rather than scrubs off the street vets.

    Keeping Garrett is absolutely the smart move rather than start from scratch with a new coach – I will say that not renewing Monte Kiffin is defintiely the way to go and if Garrett can somehow squeeze Mike Zimmer out of Cincinnati then that would be ideal.

  27. antneejay2 says: Dec 23, 2013 4:52 PM

    Boy howdy, Joonyer is as ugly as his daddy! And it took Jerrah 163 years to get that way.

  28. TD Hawk says: Dec 23, 2013 5:03 PM

    Werder could be 100% factual AT THE MOMENT but Jerry could change his mind after lunch.

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