Front office wants to see Cowboys “take next step” under Jason Garrett

AP

Jerry Jones first pretended he didn’t hear the question about Jason Garrett’s future.

“What did you say? I really didn’t hear you. I really didn’t hear you. There’s a drill going on back over there,” Jones said, chuckling, before adding, “Next question.”

Like quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper, the Cowboys coach is entering the final year of his contract. Unlike Prescott and Cooper, Garrett knows he will go into this season without a new deal.

The Cowboys have made it clear Garrett is coaching for his job.

Jones, though, also made it clear Friday, he wants a reason to give his long-time coach a new deal.

“There’s no secret that the guy to my right here, I want to be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for as long as I’m around to spell it,” Jones said, pointing to Garrett. “That would be my goal, and that’s no secret, and many of you have written about it in various ways. So let’s see what’s ahead.”

Rumors have persisted that the Cowboys would love to hire Sean Payton as their next head coach. A lot of things would have to happen for that to happen.

The Cowboys front office obviously has hopes for “advancing our place in the playoffs,” as Jones said. That would mean at least a trip to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 1995, and that likely would make the Cowboys’ decision for them.

Executive Stephen Jones said he is convinced Garrett is the right head coach for the Cowboys now and the future. The addendum, though, is the Cowboys need to see the Cowboys “take the next step.”

“I think we’ve had some really solid football teams,” Stephen Jones said. “I’ve never seen this team not play hard for him, even in tough situations. When we didn’t have Zeke [Elliott] for six games a couple of seasons ago, and the season was tough. I’ve always seen his teams play hard for Jason all the way to the end, even when we knew in some cases we were out of it. The guys respond well to him. They play hard for him. We’ve got to take the next step. But I do feel really good that Jason is the right guy for this job.”

35 responses to “Front office wants to see Cowboys “take next step” under Jason Garrett

  1. It’s been EIGHT YEARS!! Can we stop talking like he’s on year 3 and we’re looking for his system to really take hold? After 8 years, what you see is what you get. All steps have been taken.

  2. Before he does anything Jerry needs to resolve the contract situations. Amazing the teams the media and posters hate and the teams the media and posters are fanboys of.

  3. “There’s no secret that the guy to my right here, I want to be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for as long as I’m around to spell it,” Jones said, pointing to Garrett.

    Executive Stephen Jones said he is convinced Garrett is the right head coach for the Cowboys now and the future.
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    If these are true statements, there’s no reason not to give him a 10-year extension right now.

  4. After what Jerry did to Jimmy and Bill he is going to have a hard time finding an actual real head coach and Sean is very similar to Bill in “my way” so I don’t see that working unless there is about $10 to $15 million a year coaching contract. Next coach Kris Richards or Jon Kitna…maybe by game 8.

  5. How many times must they watch Garrett train-wreck this franchise before they realize he isn’t the guy to put behind the wheel? Just give us a number so Cowboys fans can know when to tune back in.

  6. “Next coach Kris Richards …”

    You know Jerrah would end up hiring Keith Richards by mistake.

  7. And they will keep on wanting to see any such step. And Garrett will keep on being Jerrah’s “guy” for as long as Jerrah’s latest fantasy football coach turns him down every other year.

  8. Jerrah sounds like maybe he forgot what it was like having an HC who’s not a passive bootlicker. Garrett may not be the best coach as far as winning goes, but he is low maintenance and knows his place. Has long seemed to me like he was perfect for the Cowboys, given Jerrah is who he is.

  9. of course, this is jerry jones so he is basically going to fire Garrett if they don’t get to the superbowl. not sure if it will depend on them winning the superbowl or not…i mean, he did fire jimmy johnson after 2 titles. lol. moron.

  10. After what Jerry did to Jimmy and Bill he is going to have a hard time finding an actual real head coach
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    It’s an insult to johnson to associate him with a serial failure like parcells who never won a thing and has a career losing record without belichick coaching the team for him.

  11. friedbokchoy says:
    July 26, 2019 at 7:41 pm
    Sean Payton will be the head coach in Dallas next year

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Not because it will be a step up, but because Jerry will over pay him. Payton will want a Gruden ransom.

  12. I would like to see the Loch Ness monster. I think I have a better chance of that than what the Cowboys want to see.

  13. man…the clapper is screwed…thats what happens when you have to deal with bad mgmt but hey got paid so don’t feel to bad for him…he can laugh all the way to the bank…

  14. At some point they will take the next step. Law of averages guarantee it, the Browns notwithstanding. Rest assured, when it finally happens, it will be despite Garrett, not because of him.

  15. derp363 says:
    July 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    dude won a playoff game last year against a very good seattle team. seems like most of you are forgetting that.
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    Dude lost a playoff game after a first round bye and home field advantage. Are you forgetting that?

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