Jerry Jones on Jason Garrett: Maybe he’ll be the longest-tenured coach in Cowboys history

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Jason Garrett is heading into his ninth full season as the head coach in Dallas, which gives him the second-longest tenure of any head coach in franchise history.

Given Tom Landry’s 29 years on the job and Garrett’s lack of a contract beyond 2019, it’s unlikely that too many people are thinking about the possibility that Garrett winds up with the top spot. One person who did touch on the possibility is the person who opted not to give Garrett a contract extension this offseason.

In an interview from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continued to say that the lack of an extension is not a sign of dissatisfaction with Garrett’s work and suggested he’s going this route because he does his best work without a safety net.

“I do my best work without a net. I really do,” Jones said, via the team’s website. “I’m better with a little risk involved. In essence, there’s a little bit of no net here. He is not in danger of having any issue with his credibility with his players or anybody else. It’s well known, the support I have for him. No one breathing wants him to win and win big more than I do, and we haven’t done anything here with what we have done or haven’t done relative to contract.”

“We haven’t done anything to forego having a long relationship. We haven’t done one thing, by taking our position that we have right now, in my mind. And we’ve got the kind of situation that I think our fans want. Hopefully that can come together, we get him a Super Bowl and he’ll be maybe the longest-tenured coach in the history of the Cowboys.”

Even with an extension and a Super Bowl, the under would be the wise bet on Garrett lasting another two decades on the job in Dallas but one can never be sure what will happen on Jones’ quest for the glory hole days.

15 responses to “Jerry Jones on Jason Garrett: Maybe he’ll be the longest-tenured coach in Cowboys history

  1. Please let him be the longest tenured head coach in cowboy history…please!!!
    You will wallow in the same mediocrity you have been in for 20 plus years.

  2. Certainly the longest tenured with so little accomplished. Landry was…a winner. As a Steeler fan I respect Coach Landry.

  3. For awhile there it seemed like the Dallas Cowboys had a new head coach every year. Standing by a coach for the long haul is arguably a better approach, but it’s surprising how little the team has accomplished under Jason Garrett.

  4. I doubt Jerry Jones will live long enough for Garrett to even come close Tom Landry tenure with the Cowboys. Without Jerry Jones in his corner, Garrett would last long as the Cowboys head coach.

  5. The hand clapper would be 72 for that to happen.

    I think random drug testing should be expanded to include owners. Here is a clear case where it would make sense.

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