Of course, that’s what they all say.
“I focus on doing my job as well as I can do it,” Garrett said after beating the Redskins last night, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “I think the emphasis that we placed on this for players and coaches in this league for a long time is do your job as well as you can do it each and every day. That’s certainly what I learned a long, long time ago.
“I’m proud of our group, how we fought, how we battled, how we gave ourselves a chance to win the game at the end by doing what we needed to do to win it. We have a great opportunity at our stadium next week.”
The Cowboys have their playoff futures in their own hands Sunday night, facing the Eagles with the NFC East title and a playoff spot on the line.
Having stitched together an atrocious defense and a full-time soap opera long enough to say that has bought Garrett some good will with the boss, too. Today, anyway.
“He really showed me a lot, to be able to keep it together, to be able to keep it focused,” owner Jerry Jones said. “I thought he did an outstanding job of getting this team from the obvious, and that is having a tremendous disappointing loss against Green Bay. It was a killer, and it was something that was a real challenge for a coach to get them to come back and play well.”
Of course, Jones can mean that today, and change his mind a week from now. That’s his right as the owner. So putting too much stock into the daily stock watch on Garrett futures is futile for the next week.