Cowboys owner Jerry Jones decided against making sweeping changes, again, to his coaching staff this offseason.
Of course, that means head coach Jason Garrett’s entering the final year of his contract, something which hasn’t been touched either.
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Jones scoffed at a mention of Garrett’s “lame duck” status, saying it was a “politicians” word.
And Garrett himself said he was fine with it, knowing after three straight years of win-or-else in the final game, he’s extending that status to his career this year.
“I’m focused on doing my job and our staff’s job as well as we can do it,” Garrett said. “That’s always been my approach in this game, as a player and a coach and that’s what I’m focused on. The business side takes care of itself. We got to do a better job to breakthrough and become the team we want to be.”
Of course, that leaves open the question of what kind of team it is.
“We just have to simply get better,” Garrett said. “We’ve been close the last three years, as we all know, the opportunity in that last game of the season to win our division, the last two years it’s a two-minute drive from winning our division. We didn’t get that done and we have to live with that reality. We have to look at the things that are positive and build on them, and correct the other things and [the Senior Bowl] is one of the real early stages of correcting the other things; Trying to add personnel to our team that can really make a difference to help us get to the next level.”
Those changes aren’t coming to the coaching staff. At least not for a year.