Jerry Jones confirms Jason Garrett is coaching for his job

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A report Jan. 12 said the Cowboys were expected to negotiate an extension with Jason Garrett. Then, 19 days later came word that Jerry Jones was not giving Garrett a new deal before the coach’s contract expires after the 2019 season.

So is he or isn’t he?

Jones confirmed Saturday night that Garrett is coaching for his job in 2019.

“We have been there before without a contract,” Jones said at NFL Honors, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He trusts me. I do trust him or he wouldn’t be the head coach to begin with. Our business is made too much of when you look at extensions and non extensions.”

Garrett went into the 2014 season as a lame duck, too, and the Cowboys went 12-4, won the NFC East and beat the Lions in the wild-card round before losing to the Packers in the divisional round in the infamous Dez Bryant catch/no-catch game.

The Cowboys rewarded Garrett with a five-year, $30 million extension.

Now, Garrett is back at the same place he was before the 2014 season.

“I don’t spend a lot of time on the business of football,” Garrett said at NFL Honors. “I spend time trying to build a team we all can be proud of.”

37 responses to “Jerry Jones confirms Jason Garrett is coaching for his job

  1. Good ol Jerry. Had to jump in on super bowl weekend and try to grab some of the attention.

  2. Coaches have done it better with less time. Kellen Moore will be HC in the spring of 2020. We have been too loaded to not win a superbowl this century. Moore is very smart and Jerry is falling in love with the McVay trend.

  3. Another wasted year this season, I always said he should have been dumped after
    the 2013 season.

  4. He’s made a ton of money being Jerrah’s lap dog. Can’t blame him for that. But it looks like the boss wants a new pet.

  5. It makes perfect sense in Jerry World that Garrett shows nothing year after year and gets an extension. Then, after having a winning season and winning a playoff game for the first time in 100 years, now he’s fighting for his job. Perfect.

    He should probably avoid getting into the Super Bowl unless he wants to get pink-slipped for sure.

  6. I sometimes wonder how many times since 2008 Jones has said to himself: “I should have just let Baltimore have him.”

  7. Many people have had positions where we did well, and other positions where something was lacking. Those times were not an indication of whether or not there was effort or character; rather just in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong talents. Coach process in futility has had plenty of talent on his teams. The last two years have been years of underperformance. Plenty of time to have put his process into place. Disappointing 9 years.

  8. So what separates Garrett from Marvin Lewis? Or for that matter, the Cowboys from the Bengals? Over the last 20+ years… neither have even played in a Conference Championship! Garrett has been in charge for 9 of those dreadful years. Lewis finally was let go and so will Garrett.

  9. Seen this movie before.

    Garrett get’s canned during the season and Ole Jerrah brings in some other stooge.

    Wash, rinse, repeat.

  10. If I was Jason I’d just leave – offer to see out 2019 if needed but say no thanks to a new contract.

  11. Good time for a fresh start for Sean Payton in a real football town with truly supportive ownership!

  12. No way on earth that Sean Payton is going to work as a HC for Jerry Jones. Sean Payton was on Bill Parcells staff and saw firsthand the way that Jones undermined the Tuna.

  13. I’ll never understand why Garrett has been the coach there for so long after how Jerruh ran Jimmy out of town the way he did. Maybe it’s because Garrett is a “yes-man” and does whatever Jerruh wants. Garrett may be the coach but it’s in name only. Jerruh dictates what goes on.

  14. What IS enough for Garrett to keep his job?
    Playoffs? One win in playoffs? Two? Or is it Super Bowl or bust? Feel free to discuss, folks!

  15. Confirmed it for who? Steven A. Smith?

    We knew this when they took the defense from Marinelli, when Sean Lee didn’t back on the field, when they traded Cooper. We knew this.

    We also know that he’s on a Drew Brees watch. If Brees retires after next season Jones will go hard after Sean Payton. If Payton turns him down he will go after Urban Meyer or Jim Harbaugh. Meyer maybe available having done an obligatory amount time for the Buckeyes athletic department. He doesn’t want to be seen as looking over the shoulder of his replacement. Harbaugh may be on a very hot seat if hefails to best Ohio St. again. And what abetter way to re-enter the NFL coaching than to take over the Cowboys.

  16. 1phillyphan says:

    I’m sure I can speak for the Giant fans and Redskin fans too. All of us want Garrett to stay in Dallas.


    Why would the rest of the NFC East want Garret to stay in Dallas when none of them have an overall winning record against him since he took the HC reigns midway through the 2010 season?

  17. It won’t matter what he does next season….. because if he wins he’ll get an extension and it will be back to the roller coaster. He’s already proven he’s not the guy for the job period.

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