Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave head coach Jason Garrett a vote of confidence a while back and hasn’t wavered from it whenever questioned about Garrett’s status over the last few weeks.
Jones hasn’t been so solid when it comes to queries about offensive coordinator Bill Callahan and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Jones passed on a chance to comment after Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Eagles and didn’t offer much more during his weekly radio show on KRLD Tuesday.
“I think this: I think you’ve got to assume that their contract status is [their status] until we do differenty,” Jones said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Those guys you just mentioned are still under contract. There are others that under contract. There are others that are not. The real world is since I haven’t, we haven’t, addressed this thing is whatever their contract status is, and I don’t want to get into what that status is, but whatever it is, it is.”
In terms of Kiffin, Jones did add that he believed the defense “didn’t necessarily have a rough year because of coaching.” That’s likely a reference to the injuries that plagued the Cowboys on that side of the ball all season and could earn Kiffin a second year in Dallas in hopes that better health leads to better results.