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Jones remains committed to Garrett, no comment on assistants

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The Cowboys missed out on the NFC East title by losing in the final week of the season for the third straight year, but the loss didn’t shake owner Jerry Jones’ previous commitment to coach Jason Garrett.

Jones reminded reporters that he said “a month ago” that Garrett would return for the 2014 season and that he stands by his previous statement on the coach’s status. Jones wasn’t as forthcoming when it came to questions about defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, offensive coordinator Bill Callahan or the rest of Garrett’s coaching staff.

“I’m not discussing that at all,” Jones said, via “I have spoken a little more appropriate time here about three or four weeks ago. I said at that time that I was with Jason, that I thought that his future and what he’s going to be doing with us was good. But this isn’t the time and I don’t even like the way it feels or looks to speak to anything about our coaches.”

Kiffin’s defense allowed the third-most yardage in NFL history this season, which has led to speculation that he may not be back for a second season on the sideline. Injuries definitely played a role in how the defense performed in 2013, which could provide a stay of execution for Kiffin if Jones decides that those circumstances were the biggest reason for the defensive failings.

Of course, the defense was riddled with injuries last year as well and Rob Ryan lost his job as defensive coordinator so there’s still plenty to play out in Dallas.

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29 Responses to “Jones remains committed to Garrett, no comment on assistants”
  1. cdawg1969 says: Dec 30, 2013 9:47 AM

    I think it’s time we all start acting like that dude in the owners box last night….ripping off our jerseys and throwing a tantrum like Jerrah has been ripping us off!

  2. golforepar says: Dec 30, 2013 9:48 AM

    Jones, you need to fire that GM who bought his way on to the team!

  3. ijahru says: Dec 30, 2013 9:52 AM

    It’s too bad for Cowboy fans that there is no one to say no to Jerry Jones. He is absolutely clueless that his reign as GM has been filled with mediocracy. If he thinks 8-8 three years running means no changes at HC or QB then the Cowboy fans are gonna have to live with an average team.

  4. jerruhjones says: Dec 30, 2013 9:52 AM

    Somehow Jerruh makes being a Browns fan a little easier.

  5. phillyphannnn83 says: Dec 30, 2013 9:55 AM

    The rest of the NFL, especially the NFC East, thanks you for your ego, Jerruh. 🙂

  6. jpb12 says: Dec 30, 2013 9:56 AM

    Isn’t that supposed to be the head coach’s job? Hiring his own staff?

    Maybe he should hire Buddy Ryan

  7. ravishingronald says: Dec 30, 2013 10:08 AM

    At least he won’t have to wait til the last week next year. With the Eagles becomming good faster than expected and knowing the Giants will rebound Dallas may be looking at geting eliminated much sooner.

    You would think the NFL would get smart and stop giving hima schedule preference with the last game at home every year.

  8. peymax1693 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:10 AM

    “Curiously, Jones the owner chose not to comment when asked by a reporter whether Jones the GM would return next year.”

  9. jiggy3198 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:13 AM

    With the talent that team has they should be better than 8-8. That is direct reflection on the coach. Fourth and one run a bootleg pass . Please

  10. peymax1693 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:14 AM

    I have never seen an Owner/GM crave the limelight as much as Jones.

    Come to think of it, I have never seen an NFL franchise with an Owner/GM.

  11. jiggy3198 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:17 AM


  12. ravenswhat says: Dec 30, 2013 10:18 AM

    Of course he is. No coach worth his salt will allow Jerr bear to make all of their decisions for them. Jason likes to dance for Jerr. Dance Jason, dance!

  13. nflrule says: Dec 30, 2013 10:24 AM

    Jerrah the salesman will have to sell the garbage that this organization is putting on the field.Different QB,same stupid result to end a season.

  14. tvjules says: Dec 30, 2013 10:32 AM

    Jerry keeps Garrett’s manhood in a box on his desk. Of course he won’t get rid of him.
    Mediocrity is rewarded at Valley Ranch.

  15. Smarterthanyou says: Dec 30, 2013 10:33 AM

    Dallas Cowboys PSL’s = Worst investment in history

  16. gavriloprincip33 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:43 AM

    As long as he keeps making money on one of the most valuable sports franchises on the planet, Jerruh is happy to be the GM of the most mediocre team in the NFL…

  17. killitandeatit says: Dec 30, 2013 10:51 AM

    I really have to say that I’m shocked. I predicted a house cleaning in big D ,not this. I thought Mr. Jones would come up with a bold move and produce some shock and awe. Not we see just a old good old boy say: “Awe shucks” and shrug his shoulders. I get that he is comfortable with Garrett and of course Jerry will remain the G.M. Well,it is up to Mr. Jones and he has spoken.There needs to be an intervention of some kind with Jerry. I also believe some counseling from a mental health professional might help.

  18. lionsplayoffs says: Dec 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    The man is consistent. Nobody tells him what to do with his team.

  19. joetoronto says: Dec 30, 2013 11:09 AM

    I have to be honest, I really enjoyed watching him blow a gasket after that pick by Orton.

  20. joewilliesshnoz says: Dec 30, 2013 11:17 AM

    What a clown.

  21. eastwoodchair says: Dec 30, 2013 12:50 PM

    Hey gang.. somebody remind me the definition of insanity, again?

  22. alshonbrandontandem says: Dec 30, 2013 12:54 PM

    The hurt I felt when my Bears lost was softened when Orton threw that 4th quarter pick. Thank God for the Cowboys and their pathetic owner/coach.

  23. pkaiser59 says: Dec 30, 2013 1:25 PM

    Jerry, Jerry, Jerry……you’re STILL and always will be a constant source of amusement!!!!

    And Cowboy fans… can always jump on the Panthers bandwagon!!!! We’d be happy to have you here!!!!!

  24. harveyredman says: Dec 30, 2013 1:44 PM

    I’m actually surprised he didn’t give Garret a big extension.

    Last year Tony Romo threw 3 horrible picks and lost to a hobbled Rookie to blow the season and got slapped with a $100M contract as punishment…

  25. kmartin173 says: Dec 30, 2013 1:53 PM

    Jason Garrett is not the answer to the culture of mediocrity that you see in Dallas. Its going to take a bold move to ever get things turned around and apparently Jones is not going to make it anytime soon.

  26. jpb12 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:01 PM

    Jerry world. The real factory of sadness

  27. c4anderson says: Dec 30, 2013 2:12 PM

    Jerry, please pull you head out of Garrett’s ass and get us a REAL COACH. I know its not hurting you but you are killing the fans. Anyone that can take a once Dynasty and turn it into a FIGMANT of your imagination needs to wake up. LOOKING for a NEW TEAM FAN.

  28. quickstrong says: Dec 30, 2013 2:16 PM

    I remember Jerry Jones making the comment earlier in the year of how young his brain was, now we know Jerry Jones has the brain of a 2 year old.
    The respected cowboys of Tom Landry are no more, they have become Americas’ circus led by ring leader Jerry Jones.

  29. pintadera2000 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:35 PM

    8-8 ad infinitum. Mediocrity. This is ridiculous. Jerry Jones is the poster boy for denial! I have been a Dallas fan since the ’70s, and like all true fans I’ve stuck with my team through highs – 1990s (in more ways than one) and lows- last 15 years! Thats loyalty..but I will not support this team in any way, tickets, apparel, verbally..nothing, until Sanity returns to Dallas. It’s sad to think that Jerry has taken such a great team and ruined it for the fans because of his own ego. This is beyond ridiculous, Jerry was saying the same things 6 years ago..I have to just let go..until sanity returns and this team is respectable again. I will celebrate the teams doing it the right way and shake my head at the debacle in Big D. Jason Garrett has to have some dirty polaroids of Jerry in order to keep his job after such incompetence.

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