Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett doesn’t necessarily need to make the playoffs in 2014 to keep his job.
“I don’t think so,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t look at it that way at all.”
Jones says Garrett is growing as a coach, and that the two of them work well together. That works in Garrett’s favor.
“We’ve got a lot of experience together,” Jones said. “It’s no secret that we probably are shoulder to shoulder on the success we’d like for this team to have with him as head coach and what it would do for our fans’ future, our future. He’s more capable today than he was when he took over as head coach. If that arrow is going up, it just makes sense to have our future with Jason.”
But it would be hard to argue that the arrow is going up if Garrett doesn’t make the playoffs. Jones isn’t saying so, but it’s awfully hard to believe that he won’t fire Garrett if the Cowboys miss the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year.