The Cowboys wrapped up a miserable season with their 12th loss on Sunday, leaving them with their third-worst record since the NFL adopted a 16-game schedule.
The combination of that record and a drop from a division title in 2014 could be bad news for some coaches, but the Cowboys have been unified in their support of Jason Garrett. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said Garrett was safe last week and the senior and occasionally impulsive member of the Jones family put his stamp of approval on another year for Garrett after Sunday’s 34-23 loss to the Redskins.
“Let me be real clear: There’s no thought of replacing Jason. At all,” owner Jerry Jones said, via ESPN.com. “I only say that to get ahead of anything that might be said about me addressing coaching. Jason is the ultimate decision-maker regarding the staff. And so that remains for us to sit down and really evaluate the staff.”
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli are both a year into three-year contracts, which would seem to make a change at either of those spots unlikely.