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Jerry Jones: No one has a better feel for me than Jason Garrett

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has one very important thing going for him: His boss loves him.

That was confirmed by Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, who when asked about Garrett’s job security insisted that the two of them are joined at the hip.

“I know first hand that we’ve got a relationship, that I have a relationship — there’s nobody that has a better feel for me than Jason in terms of a relationship,” Jones said.

Asked if the 2014 season is a make-or-break year for Garrett, and if Garrett has to make the playoffs or else he’ll be fired, Jones insisted that’s not the case. Jones also said he wouldn’t even use the word “playoffs” because he doesn’t want to jinx anything.

“This is not make or break. I’m not going to use that word you just used just because of superstitions,” Jones said. “But I’ll be serious with you: No, this is not. In terms of the record of this team, this is not a make-or-break situation for Jason and members of this staff.”

Right now, Jones is saying nothing but supportive things about Garrett. Five months from now, if Garrett is concluding a fourth straight 8-8 season (or if the Cowboys’ record is even worse), Jones may feel it’s time for a new head coach.

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77 Responses to “Jerry Jones: No one has a better feel for me than Jason Garrett”
  1. eagleswin says: Jul 24, 2014 6:26 AM

    Garrett is in charge of taking the blame when things go wrong, that’s about it.

    Garrett has no say in the offense or defense. Jerry handpicked the OC and DC, they report to him.

    Jerry is the owner, GM, and coach. The ultimate fantasy football player.

  2. skins716 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:33 AM

    that just didn’t sound quite right

  3. burtmurphy1 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:35 AM

    Sean Payton. You heard it here first.

  4. sambaronian says: Jul 24, 2014 6:40 AM

    How about your wife

  5. denverdude7 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:42 AM

    Garrett is still employed only because he has the ability to say two words:

    Yes & Sir

  6. boyshole25 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:42 AM

    They wanna get back to the gloryhole days together

  7. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jul 24, 2014 6:46 AM

    That guy middle-aged man who cleans Jerry’s glasses probably thought that he had the best feel for Jerry. This news must sting.

  8. vipod4ever says: Jul 24, 2014 6:47 AM

    I can go so many places with this latest JJ comment, but I have a “feeling” many here will do a better job. *popcorn on the ready*

  9. gavriloprincip33 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:49 AM

    The headline leave this open to so many questions…

    But let’s just say that Jerry remains delusional which is why my Cowboys are sure to remain mired in mediocrity!

  10. lawyermalloy says: Jul 24, 2014 6:50 AM

    Of course he loves Garrett; he’s nothing but a puppet for JJ.

  11. briscocountyjr says: Jul 24, 2014 6:54 AM

    This is a special relationship that touches many important areas of the team.

  12. dcstinks says: Jul 24, 2014 6:56 AM

    Im sure he has a feel for you too Jerry!

    Eagles Number 1 in the league.

    The best
    QB
    RB
    RB Combo
    WR’s
    TE’s
    Offense
    Coaches
    And a much improved Defense!

    Thanks for trusting in Jason Jerry! You have done the NFC East a favor by staying the GM!

    May you live and rule #CowboyNation Forever!

    -NFC East Fans

    #ICWT
    #SaintNick
    #BantheRWord
    #CrushBigBlue
    #WhoRtheCowboys

  13. dirtydrynn27 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:56 AM

    6 and 10 for the yes man!

  14. mungman69 says: Jul 24, 2014 7:05 AM

    Garrett is the ultimate “company man”.

  15. ravenswhat says: Jul 24, 2014 7:09 AM

    Yes, he’s quite the yes man isn’t he Jerr bear. Nice “feel”.

  16. coloradofort says: Jul 24, 2014 7:18 AM

    Doesn’t the NFL have the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule?………these dudes are delusional…….the Cowboys have all the makings of 4-14 this year.

  17. jimjets says: Jul 24, 2014 7:20 AM

    Doesn’t this just warm your heart cowboys fans? How bout em?

  18. mrlaloosh says: Jul 24, 2014 7:28 AM

    Creepy….

  19. intelligent cement says: Jul 24, 2014 7:30 AM

    “The feel of cracked leather…”

  20. Bridgeh2O4ROY says: Jul 24, 2014 7:32 AM

    If I see jason Garett stuffing a piece of cake into Jerry Jones mouth, I will throw in my pink towel!!!

  21. ccjcsr says: Jul 24, 2014 7:37 AM

    Believe none of what you hear, What was Jerry going to say with Jason right next to him and start even more media buzz at camp instead of focusing on how the defense is going to get better etc.

    If Jerry gave Garrett an extension then that would speak volumes instead people hang on his every word as he plays you like a fiddle.

    Don’t need anymore Drama in Big D than there already is!

    #CowboysNation

  22. joetoronto says: Jul 24, 2014 7:55 AM

    “Jerry Jones: No one has a better feel for me in the glory hole than Jason Garrett”

  23. 700levelvet says: Jul 24, 2014 8:00 AM

    The.”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  24. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Jul 24, 2014 8:06 AM

    Looks like they’ve perfected the good ol’ reach around.

  25. iloveagoodnap says: Jul 24, 2014 8:09 AM

    Another message from Jones saying Garett’s job is safe, contradicting what he’s said before? How shocking.

    Another mediocre at best season for the Cowboys with no hope for the future restored? Guaranteed.

  26. Punk says: Jul 24, 2014 8:34 AM

    You hired a football coach for your professional sports team because “he gets you” ?

  27. ralphwilsonisrich says: Jul 24, 2014 8:36 AM

    This guy Jones holds press conference for the sake of seeing himself.

  28. jimthebuilder27 says: Jul 24, 2014 8:45 AM

    Of course. Skeletor basically tells him what goes and what doesn’t. Garrett always responds “Yes sir.”

    He wouldn’t even go to the bathroom without Skeletor’s permission.

  29. abninf says: Jul 24, 2014 8:48 AM

    Sean Payton is at home a few minutes away crossing his fingers. He even hangs out with Dallas players in the offseason.

  30. In the Weeds says: Jul 24, 2014 8:52 AM

    I sure miss the Cowboys.

  31. jda129 says: Jul 24, 2014 8:55 AM

    He’s like custom orthotics. Just a great feel and a nice fit when you’re walking on them.

  32. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 24, 2014 9:02 AM

    Candlelight dinners and massages, Jason found the way to Jerry’s heart.

  33. htown995 says: Jul 24, 2014 9:08 AM

    Garrett would do better if jerry jones would stop sticking his nose in all of the football operations theres a reason why the cowboys have won a super bowl in nearly 20 years

  34. flexx91 says: Jul 24, 2014 9:09 AM

    He’s saying nothing but supportive thing about him? LOL Further proof of why most NFL franchises separate ownership and management (have a separate GM or team president).

    I would love my boss too if all I had to do was sit back and watch him and others do most of my work while still collecting a paycheck.

  35. craigkintexas says: Jul 24, 2014 9:10 AM

    Jerry blatantly says to the Allas Cowboys fans “don’t matter what our record is, you dolts just keep feeding my bank accounts…..LOL”.

  36. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jul 24, 2014 9:14 AM

    I feel really bad for legit, longtime Cowboy fans. They know what championship football looks like and smells like having numerous Lomardi trophies in the case. To have this clown Jerry Jones seeking headlines rather than championships year in, year out must be incredibly depressing.

    I hate to say it, but the party could be over for the 2014 Dallas Cowboys by halftime of their first game. Ugh

  37. titusyoung says: Jul 24, 2014 9:16 AM

    pause

  38. thefootballgodssay says: Jul 24, 2014 9:21 AM

    cowboys will be in last place in 2014 BOOK IT

  39. itsnotforme says: Jul 24, 2014 9:22 AM

    Bowlen from the Broncos has stepped down. Now it’s your turn Jerry.

  40. burgundyandgold says: Jul 24, 2014 9:24 AM

    As a Skins fan with all the dumb drama The Danny creates at least as long as JJ is alive there will always be someone worse. Thank you for that.

  41. realitycheckbaby says: Jul 24, 2014 9:25 AM

    I’ll skip the low hanging fruit about what Jerry wants Jason to feel and instead give my condolences to Cowboy fans.

    Never been a huge fan and you’ve had more than your share of glory, but I’m sorry for the football hell this guy has you in, with no light at the end of the tunnel.

  42. medialovesthecowboys says: Jul 24, 2014 9:31 AM

    Garrett’s biggest problem right now is game management. But that can be corrected. As a collective, this team used to be woefully undisciplined.

    In Garrett’s time, the offensive line is now arguably the best in football. Tony Romo is playing better than I’ve ever seen him play, and Dallas has an underrated WR duo with Dez and Terrence Williams.

    If the D can clean it up, in a weak NFC East, this team will surprise some people.

  43. thefiesty1 says: Jul 24, 2014 9:34 AM

    Cowbabies! Laughing stock of the NFL.

  44. wiztopher says: Jul 24, 2014 9:39 AM

    Jerry Jones somehow keeps the half sunk Titanic from full sinking…which is soooooo entertaining.

  45. bert1913 says: Jul 24, 2014 9:40 AM

    look what jerry’s “feelings” has done for the cowboys

  46. demskinsbaby says: Jul 24, 2014 9:41 AM

    “Jerry Jones: No one has a better feel for me than Jason Garrett” – Brokeback Mountain

  47. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 24, 2014 9:55 AM

    Only reason Garrett has job security is maybe Jerry Jones realizes he’s the one screwing up. Their defense got worse believe it or not. Romo IS a good fantasy football QB and that’s about it. Running game is decent if Murray stays healthy.

    But 6-10 in 2014 for the Cowboys. Dez Bryant is the only elite player they have.

  48. athwartships says: Jul 24, 2014 10:03 AM

    When you find a hand puppet that fits and doesn’t talk back, you wanna hang onto it….especially when you’re a micro-managing control freak.

  49. ncphinsfan says: Jul 24, 2014 10:06 AM

    Thank you Contribtuting Commentors… After reading that Headline, I knew I would see a few Gems and you guys didn’t let me down.

  50. athwartships says: Jul 24, 2014 10:07 AM

    Jason had him at hello.

  51. rutchaser says: Jul 24, 2014 10:12 AM

    And Jimmy Johnson didn’t get you which is why he won Super Bowls.

  52. kmartin173 says: Jul 24, 2014 10:13 AM

    We know that Jerry, the problem is that you don’t know nearly as much about football as you think you do.

  53. SparkyGump says: Jul 24, 2014 10:16 AM

    Jerry’s got him a sock puppet that fits him like a glove and gets him when he says “jump!”.

    Yea, that’ll win you championships.

  54. askyeshua says: Jul 24, 2014 10:20 AM

    Mrs. Jones will not be happy to hear that!

  55. askyeshua says: Jul 24, 2014 10:28 AM

    Sir, Mrs. Jones on line one for you

  56. nflgiant says: Jul 24, 2014 10:29 AM

    Tom Landry never used a pink towel.

  57. askyeshua says: Jul 24, 2014 10:34 AM

    He said, as he stared longingly into Jason’s eyes

  58. officialgame says: Jul 24, 2014 10:39 AM

    Judging by the comments it must be real hard to be a Boys fan these days. Just have to bone up and take it like man.

  59. censorshipstinks says: Jul 24, 2014 10:42 AM

    I am pretty sure MDS has that sentence a little mixed up. But it was close.

  60. footballfan72 says: Jul 24, 2014 10:44 AM

    Gepetto and Pinocchio

  61. jjackwagon says: Jul 24, 2014 10:47 AM

    I really don’t need to hear how Jason is feeling you Jerruh.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  62. dcstinks says: Jul 24, 2014 10:52 AM

    Jason Garrett Sings:

    Me and Mr Jones, We got a thing Going on!

  63. michfan says: Jul 24, 2014 10:53 AM

    Jerry, please stay on as Cowboys GM! You will go 7-9 forever!!

  64. spharrgcs says: Jul 24, 2014 10:54 AM

    Jerry is a zillionaire because has utterly mastered the needed salesman skill set of spinning anything he wants in an convincingly positive fashion. This particular speech could have been recorded 20 years ago and replyed every single July, and each year would sound just as effective and just as promising. The only problem is, he isn’t selling to new customers every year, and the same customer he has been promsing year after year should, and hopefully now does, see clearly through this message and take it for exactly what it is: Nonsense. The 2014 Cowboys are older in the wrong positions and younger in other wrong positions, and an overall less talented than the team that missed the playoffs yet again last year. The wise Cowboy fan knows but one thing: The only message we care about hearing from Jerry from now on is that he will finally step aside and once and for all cede football operations to someone who as good at running that as he is at persuading us that the Cowboys will actually finish above .500.

  65. Chris says: Jul 24, 2014 10:56 AM

    At least 8 teams have a good feel for the cowboys every season.

  66. TheDPR says: Jul 24, 2014 11:05 AM

    As long as those customers keep paying, Jerry will keep selling the same crapola.

  67. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 24, 2014 12:04 PM

    Allow me to translate Jerry speak:

    Jason meets the main requirement which is stay out of the way and let me play with my toy, the Cowboys. Not sure I can easily find a coach that would be as passive as Jason. At least a successful one.

    Anyway the main thing is to fill the seats at the stadium not win football games. so as long as the money is rolling in, no need to call it a make or break season for the coaches.

  68. footballfan72 says: Jul 24, 2014 12:52 PM

    And Garrett says I’m a real coach in his best Pinocchio voice.

  69. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jul 24, 2014 1:34 PM

    heres the translation:

    “As long as I, me, Jerry Jones, the guy that writes the checks, gets to make every single important and unimportant decision, and as long as the rubes out there keep making me richer and richer, I’ll sit here and say anything. Please continue to buy our merchandise; we got a good deal on some Kyle Orton jerseys right now.”

  70. pacificdan says: Jul 24, 2014 1:46 PM

    I love the comments from fans of other NFC East teams stating their desire to have Jerry remain the GM of the Cowboys forever.

    The Cowboys went 5-1 against the NFC East last year, if Jerry is as bad as you think he is, what does that say about your team?

  71. athwartships says: Jul 24, 2014 2:31 PM

    Owner – Coach bromances don’t win superbowls…..oh wait, it was playoffs you’re struggling with……what’s that, you just want a winning season?

    Good luck with that.

  72. athwartships says: Jul 24, 2014 2:33 PM

    It’s a good thing JJ was part of getting the playoffs expanded….if you can’t reach the bar, just lower it.

  73. poshous4life says: Jul 24, 2014 3:19 PM

    That is the main problem with JJ (among other things) he has a heart! IRONY!!!!!!

  74. robjr50 says: Jul 24, 2014 4:45 PM

    coach johnson had a feel for jerry also so he left than rather kiss his behind.

  75. cowboys123wk says: Jul 25, 2014 1:49 AM

    You know every comment seems to be negative about Jones and these cowboys,they are held in high expetations every single year because of franchise sucess,I am proud to be a diehard of this team and not one of so many others because as a fan you wait..they will be champs again because of the effort this organization puts forth. go COWBOYS

  76. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 25, 2014 9:53 PM

    this is a riot..

    no man would take the job working for GM Jones… so all you have is a JGarrett

  77. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 25, 2014 9:54 PM

    don’t know who is less qualified JJ as GM or JG as HC? absolutely pathetic that either has the job

    then again, “” is potus

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