Jerry Jones on coaching staff changes: I don’t know and I’m the last say

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett made a rapid shift earlier this week when he went from suggesting that the team’s coaching staff would remain intact heading into the 2019 season to saying that no decisions had been made a short time later.

Based on what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had to say on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, the second answer was the correct one. Jones said that anyone saying that they know the fate of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and other members of the staff is wrong because “I don’t know this morning and I’m the last say.”

“Why would I put some kind of statement out that says this is what we’re going to do when we might have an opportunity here next week? This is the time when these things are thought about,” Jones said, via the team’s website. “This is the time when they are chewed on. This is when you may see an opportunity next week that you didn’t know existed this week in the area of personnel or in the area of coaching. And I’m not trying to be cute here. I’m just saying that one of the advantages that we have is that we can operate with that kind of flexibility.”

Jones did say that he likes “the direction we’re going” and signs are that the Cowboys will be moving forward without any significant changes to the cast of characters, but Jones made sure it was clear that he reserves “the right to change my mind” and he hasn’t pinned himself down to anything at this point.

30 responses to “Jerry Jones on coaching staff changes: I don’t know and I’m the last say

  1. Now, I’m not trying to be cute here….

    Did Jerrah just admit that he won’t say he’s keeping Linehan because there might be somebody that he likes that could become available soon, BUT if that doesn’t happen he is sticking with Linehan?

    What a vote of confidence!

  2. I’m the last say
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    That sums up the majority of the problems with the ‘Boys.

  3. If any other GM says they have the final say, is he ridiculed? Like it or not, this is a highly successful team thats young and talented. A testament to Jerry, Stephen, Jason, Will McClay, and even Linehan, among others.

  4. I can’t figure out why the Cowboys haven’t been to an NFC championship game in nearly a quarter century.

  5. As a fan of an NFC East rival I’d like to start a GoFundMe campaign to initiate efforts to keep Jerruh alive for a few more decades than expected. Having him running that clown franchise is not only hysterical but guarantees that they will never win an SB under his or his dumb son’s stewardship. By the way Jerruh you ABSOLUTELY have to re-sign or extend the Clapper, Dakota “the fraud”, and definitely keep your coordinators. Maybe even think about a big extension to the super reliable Sean Lee. It just make sense to keep that accomplished group around to satisfy your fraudulent fan base that waits till they have a winning record to finally fly that star 😂😂😂….

  6. & it’s EXACTLY BECAUSE you are the “LAST SAY” that NOTHING will get better with your franchise, Jerrah!!!
    you have NOBODY BUT YOURSELF for the ongoing failures of the Cowboys….. NOBODY!!!

  7. rrock420 says: “Can’t imagine trying to be a legit coach with this old fart hovering over you.”
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    Scott Linehan offense has been ranked 31st, 5th, 14th and 22nd in his four years with the Cowboys. He had one great season, one so-so and two bad seasons – I don’t know why you think that substandard level of performance doesn’t deserve some scrutiny from that “old fart” guy up in management.

  8. I can certainly understand with being the owner/GM, you have considerable power. But with that said, no… if you want to use your owner/GM powers to have ‘final say’ over the 53 man roster so be it, but the head coach should always… and I mean ALWAYS have control over the coaching staff. The head coach should be free to hire the guys who he wants, not the guys the owners want.

  9. “I don’t know and I’m the last say”
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    Exactly why this team can’t advab to a Super Bowl. You Jerry are the problem. Get it through your head. The majority of success was a direct result from the Herschel Walker trade along with Jimmy Johnson and his coaching staff and players. You were the bank roll. That’s it. Your Hall of Fame jacket is a joke. As are you.

  10. Only team to make the playoffs in over 30 years with every starter under the age of 30. And that’s despite the coaching. 12 teams have never won a Superbowl and it took Philly 50 yrs to win a championship. If it so easy everyone would have multiple

  11. allsyntax says:
    January 16, 2019 at 8:56 am
    If any other GM says they have the final say, is he ridiculed? Like it or not, this is a highly successful team thats young and talented. A testament to Jerry, Stephen, Jason, Will McClay, and even Linehan, among others.
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    Define “highly successful”.

  12. Jerruh reserves the right to b Jerruh and do any foolish thing that pops into his head.

    I’m a Bears fan but just love the Drama that comes from this owner.

  13. Jerrah , the carnival barker , drumin’ up the onlookers to maintain his facade a competent GM , who , in that capacity , is a complete charlatan !
    He still refuses to pick a QB with a first round pick and he hasn’t won since . PERIOD !

  14. lowesislander says:

    I can’t figure out why the Cowboys haven’t been to an NFC championship game in nearly a quarter century.
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    The majority of teams haven’t.

  15. I guess what comes around goes around. Jerry Jones hired Garrett to be his offensive coordinator with the intentions on grooming him to be HC. This hire was made before hiring his head coach (Wade Phillips.) Wade gets fired and Garrett moves in. If I am Garret, I’d be worried that Jones has his eyes out Garrett’s potential replacement as an OC.

    The contract extension means nothing. We see owners (not named Mike Brown) fire head coaches and just pay their contracts. Hell, it wouldn’t surprise me if Jerry squeezes a loophole that says if he gets fired, he doesn’t get paid.

  16. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    January 16, 2019 at 1:18 pm
    Jerry…YOU are doing a FINE job with your team. Don’t let folks bust on you skillful GM insights. Keep up the good work! A Eagles fan
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    Good enough job to sweep the Eagles

  17. “And I’m not trying to be cute here”

    Jerry has been called a lot of things but it’s a safe bet that “cute” has never been one of them.

    There goes that Jones ego again!

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