Jerry Jones vents about coaching

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If Jason Garrett and the Giants want to do business after the season, Jerry Jones may encourage it.

Jones vented to reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Patriots about deficiencies in coaching.

Special teams is a total reflection of coaching,” Jones said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. The special-teams gaffes included a blocked punt that led to a touchdown, plus multiple failures of execution on kickoff returns and a missed field goal.

“With the makeup of this team, I shouldn’t be this frustrated,” Jones also said, via the team’s official website. Which is another way of saying, “We have the talent, so talent isn’t the problem.”

And to make it clear that Jones wasn’t happy about coaching, he said this: “I don’t think there’s a game where a coaching staff couldn’t do better. I don’t like that we’ve got so many [this year] as I’m standing here tonight.”

With the head coach only five regular-season games away from completing his current contract, Jones’ sudden decision to criticize a coach he previously defended so aggressively suggests that Jones could eventually be doing what he’s done in the past — supporting an employee totally and completely and unconditional until the moment he no longer does.

131 responses to “Jerry Jones vents about coaching

  1. He also praised Belichik for having done a “masterful job” and kept heaping on praise for the coaching job the Pats did. Another backhanded slap at Garrett and the Boys staff.

  2. Cowboys scored 4 TDs in last 7 games against the Patriots, 3 in one game (even that game was a loss). In the lone win — for which you have to go back to 1996 — the Cowboys won 12-6 on 4 field goals. All 7 games were in the Parcells-Belichick coaching era.

    Dallas still holds the edge ib history, winning the first 7 games before the Patriots rattled off 6 straight to pull within one.

  3. Dallas may have the best roster in football, but as long as the clapper is in charge they aren’t winning anything

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm
    He is not wrong

    Dallas has the #1 offense and they were stifled tonight as well

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    It took a Dallas game for me to finally agree with the infamous “tylawspick6”

  5. I don’t think it’s good for Jones to put those thoughts out there to the media. It won’t lead to anything positive with Garrett or the players. Keep it in-house.

  6. Dallas is doing the same thing they have done to the last +15 years. They have had tremendous rosters only to fizzle out late into the season. This year is no different. Lets on say it together…. 1, 2, 3 — Dallas sucks!

  7. You don’t say Jerry. This is shocking to us fans that have had to suffer through the last two damn decades of mediocre play. Say what you will about Romo but a better coaching staff would have won a SB with him and the talent he had around him. This team has damn near the same setup of the Cowboys of the 90’s. There is simply no excuse. Hire a damn coach. A real coach. Not a puppet.

  8. The Steelers have had the same problem for the better part of a decade.
    Talented rosters and deficiencies in coaching.

  9. Has anyone even given thought that Dak Prescott is actually not that great of a QB?!??! I know the weather was not good but come on man, you’ve played in worse weather. The problem is the media has annointed him this franchise QB when he has not proven it on the field and also in big games. It would not surprise me to see Jerry fire Garrett and the new coach draft or trade for the QB he wants. Zeke also does not step up in big games. This is obvious and this is not a really good football team. They play in a really weak division so those wins are easy, when it comes to tough opponents on the big stage they crumble. Sorry D fans, you are only what? 3 or 4 games better than a team that is tanking their entire season and that traded away every starter that was on the team. Let that sink in for a moment

  10. Jason Garrett need to go, period. Way, way to conservative many of his calls. Sometimes you have to roll the dice if you intend to win. Rod Marinelli needs to take back over the defense play calling. Chris Richard is not the answer on defense. What can you say about special teams coaching! They have underperformed all year. By the way who is the special teams coach?

    I don’t agree much with Jerry, but I think the Cowboys have the talent to have a better record than hey have. Like Jerry, that adds up to coaching!

  11. Well, Boys prob should’ve gone for it on 4th down instead of their last FG. But if they’d have missed you can be sure Jerrah would still not be defending his coach.

  12. Jason Garnett got out coached. It is an all too common occurrence. That Jerry Jones is just now tumbling to it says something about him.

  13. Well, I’m concerned Bob Quinn might hire Garrett in an effort to keep his job. If there is one GM dumb enough to give Garrett a shot at the big job, it’s Quinn.

  14. Dak is not that good? I’m a Chiefs fan. I have no horse in this race. Dak is pretty damn good. He makes every play he is asked to make. They have a great offense, line and the best back in football. Dak will be good for a while. He is leading the number one offense in football.

  15. The Steelers, lol, check that coach’s winning percentage! Jones just said 2 or 3 weeks ago that Garrett is the coach for the job. I think Jones is correct for at least another 10 years, he just needs more time.

  16. Finally! This is a super bowl talented team. These cowboys would completely miss the playoffs in any other division. Clearly the Patriots were struggling. And have struggled this year and this clearly superior team failed to win. And can anyone clearly explain the decision to accept the field goal trailing by 7? Either pick up first down or score. Like giving Tom Brady the ball with a lead and little time left in the game makes sense. Fire Garrett tonight. Interim coach former Ohio state coach. Then proceed as necessary.

  17. How many times over the years have we seen these loaded teams come up short?

    Way too many to count, it seems that having to many great players leads to turmoil, too many huge egos in the lockerroom is never a good thing!

    Remember the Eagles “Dream Team” in 2011, as great as that roster was they only managed an 8-8 season and missed the Playoffs!

  18. He has made his decision. Garrett is done after the season ends in a first round playoff exit. (Yes they make the playoffs due to Philly’s inability to win.)

    It will be one of two guys on that sideline. Urban Myer or Lincoln Riley.

  19. If the special teams deficiencies fall on the coaches then the coaching deficiencies fall on the GM. His biggest problem is getting a coach. Nobody who’s even nearly competent is going to take that job with Jones constantly meddling in everything (see the NFL franchises in Washington and Cincinnati). Garrett isn’t in a hurry to leave and find himself unemployed. I think you could take half a dozen other NFL coaches who would have won multiple Super Bowls with the Cowboys…..just like before until Jerry’s ego got in the way….just like now.

  20. I am honestly not sure exactly what his coaching responsibilities are? He seems to be a bit of a figure head but I am not in the building but on the field appears others are running the show

  21. Pats did nothing but beat a team the jets whupped the crap out of,pats needed officials help to beat a team that has not beaten a team over 500,…let that sink in!!!

  22. Jason Garrett is a terrible head coach. He’s been exactly the kind of toadie that Jerry Jones adores and he masterfully plays the crony game, which will likely land him another head coaching gig. He’s the kind of guy conservative owners want to succeed, so he keeps his job years after proving he won’t.

  23. Garrett is no Belichick but Dak detractors have a point. I mean with all the weapons on offense, how are you not able to score a single TD? If the likes of Daniel Jones, Lamar Jackson, and Baker Mayfield can score on this defense so should a QB like Dak who wants to be paid elite money.

  24. I’m so tired of this #1 offense crap. They are only capable of moving the ball against teams with losing records and awful defenses.

    The stats don’t lie, look at the games they play against teams above 500. Zeke runs 20 or so times for 80 yards and Dak barely throws for 200. With the upcoming schedule this offense will fall below 15th in the league.

  25. Everybody know Jerry already has a wink-nod agreement with BB to come to Dallas. With Brady on his way to LA Chargers, no reason for BB to stay in NE.

  26. Jones wasted at least 5 years before getting to this point.

    Garrett been his coach 8 years and Jones suddenly has an ephifianny that he needs to go when he kicks the FG on 4th down.

    Jones real problem is he needs a lap dog for a coach. That’s why he’ll never win the Super Bowl again

  27. tylawspick6 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm
    He is not wrong

    Dallas has the #1 offense and they were stifled tonight as well

    Do you watch football? If Dallas was stifled then why was it 13-9? Why did Dak outplay Brady? Why did Zeke outplay Michel?

    Dallas has the #1 offense because they play in the NFC East. We in Dallas even know that. Pats are anywhere because they play in the AFC East. They play no one.

    I hear they have a new invention. It is called a remote.

  28. objectivefbfan says:
    November 24, 2019 at 9:49 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm
    He is not wrong

    Dallas has the #1 offense and they were stifled tonight as well

    Do you watch football? If Dallas was stifled then why was it 13-9? Why did Dak outplay Brady? Why did Zeke outplay Michel?

    Dallas has the #1 offense because they play in the NFC East. We in Dallas even know that. Pats are anywhere because they play in the AFC East. They play no one.

    I hear they have a new invention. It is called a remote.

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    The AFC East has two teams with better records than any team in the NFC East. Meanwhile the Giants and the Redskins together only have had many wins as the hapless Jets

  29. “Clearly the Patriots were struggling. And have struggled this year and this clearly superior team failed to win.”

    Lets find a little perspective here…
    The Pats offense was struggling. The Pats defense was doing what it does most weeks – suffocate the other team, and win some turnovers. The Pats special teams were doing what they’ve done all year – winning the field position battle. The opponent always gets a say, and this opponent has the best record in the league and the best passing D in the league for a reason.

    The Cowboys are not at all the “clearly superior team”

  30. Down by 7 late in the 4th quarter at the NE 11 and they kick a field goal.

    As Gregg Easterbrook would say, “as the ball sailed through the uprights, I wrote ‘game over’ in my notebook”.

    To get to the 11 and do something that still leaves you needing a TD is about as lame s coaching gets.

    A team called the Cowboys should have some daring. That was sad.

  31. Jerruh, you had your chance to hire Belichick on a skiing trip, so you have no one to blame but yourself.

  32. rmbisme says:
    November 24, 2019 at 9:27 pm
    He has made his decision. Garrett is done after the season ends in a first round playoff exit. (Yes they make the playoffs due to Philly’s inability to win.)

    It will be one of two guys on that sideline. Urban Myer or Lincoln Riley.
    ____________________________________

    OH PLEASE DO, I just love watching these college coaches get schooled in the NFL!!!

  33. I thought it was strange reading that Garrett would be happy coaching the Giants if he’s not retained by Dallas, and now this? Something must have happened between Jerry and Garrett, and it doesn’t sound like Jerry is happy. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to find out Garrett’s been fired tomorrow. It’s coming.

  34. I thought Jerruh was all things Dallas Cowpies. He does the shopping. He is the team doctor. He is the team scout. He is the GM. He is sometimes even the head coach. How can this be a surprise? This team has precious little actual talent and the defense has been overrated all year. And the fake MVP QB can’t beat a team with a winning record this year.

  35. Dallas is like the Dallas, the tv show. I didn’t watch Dallas and don’t want to hear the off-field comments by the football team. Their words could be interpreted in a variety of ways just like any soap opera dialog.

  36. Dear Jerry: The problem is in your mirror. Give Steven control, get out of the area, stop talking. Decent coaches don’t want to work for you. You made the entire problem.

  37. For the poster way up top saying they should be better because Dallas has the top rated offense lol well you might want to go back and make note of those teams they ran up all those yards and points , Dallas is an 8-8 team has been for awhile now so yeah they are better than the scrubs but not the better teams … Hey Dak has Dallas peaked yet ?

  38. finzfan49 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    Has anyone even given thought that Dak Prescott is actually not that great of a QB?!??! I know the weather was not good but come on man, you’ve played in worse weather. The problem is the media has annointed him this franchise QB when he has not proven it on the field and also in big games. It would not surprise me to see Jerry fire Garrett and the new coach draft or trade for the QB he wants. Zeke also does not step up in big games. This is obvious and this is not a really good football team. They play in a really weak division so those wins are easy, when it comes to tough opponents on the big stage they crumble. Sorry D fans, you are only what? 3 or 4 games better than a team that is tanking their entire season and that traded away every starter that was on the team. Let that sink in for a moment

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    Yeah let’s listen to a dolphins fan about how terrible Dak is, because let’s face it, Dolphins fans are experts on great QB’s. Give me break dude. Dak leads the league in passing. The guy, since coming into the league, just wins games. Something the Dolphins know know nothing about. And as far as the records only being a few games apart, this is a parity league, most teams are only a few games apart, genius.

  39. Dallas has the #1 offense because they play in the NFC East. We in Dallas even know that. Pats are anywhere because they play in the AFC East. They play no one

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    Last time I checked,The NFC East is nothing to write home about. Eagles Redskins,Giants. Not much there…

  40. If Jones had some cajones, he would have fired Garrett, as soon as he had called for the FG, instead of going for it, when they were at the NE11. Ridiculous.

  41. I almost didn’t put it past Jerry Jones to go down to the sidelines and confiscate Garrett’s head set right then and there. Maybe if it wasn’t raining so hard…

  42. Wouldn’t puppet be a more precise term for the Cowboys HC?

    And replacing one puppet with a different puppet isn’t going to make any difference!

  43. Word has it Marvin Lewis has already signed the contract, just waiting until the end of the season to date and fax it back.

  44. Going for it on 4th instead of kicking was not a slam dunk – it was 4th and 7. If it was 4th and 2 I’m sure Garrett would have gone for it.

    The worst Dallas coaching gaff was when they were taken by surprise when NE kicked off short, into the win, for the second time. How could Dallas not have been expecting that?

  45. As a rabid Dallas Cowboys fan since Dandy Don Meredith replaced Eddie LeBaron as starting quarterback I have used the term “Cowboys suck” many times, but not as much as in recent years, tonight’s blocked punt brought on early and loud “COWBOYS SUCK!”

  46. Mark my words: Garrett is going to do just enough to keep from getting shot. I am very curious to see how much “interest” the giants have in Garrett. If Garrett has interest in the giants, I’d like to see if it is mutual. I’m willing to guess the answer is no.

  47. The entire team is a reflection of the coach. And the coach. He’s a reflection of the owner. In this case overconfident, wishy-washy and flat out unaware of the differences between a fielding a competitive football team vs a camp for adult delinquents.

  48. Why do I keep hearing insane rumors about Brady leaving New England. Why? Why would he leave at age 42, to possibly tarnish his image and legacy with an inferior organization? It might make sense if he were 32 and people were questioning if he was just benefitting from coach’s greatness.

    But that isn’t the case. He is very close to retirement. Most people will call him the greatest ever. He will forever be divinity in New England.

    The only way I see him leaving, would be to go to SF to live his childhood fantasies for a year or two. There’s no vacancy at QB1 on the 49ers though

  49. The play is directly related to Coaching, the Coaches are a direct relation of the owners! How do ya like that pie in the face Jerry?
    The only coach he had was Jimmy Johnson, Jerry couldn’t control him so Jerry could “play head coach” without taking the blame. Switzer just took Jimmy’s team and won with it them crashed and burned. Dallas will never win another SB as long a Jerry is the owner!

  50. exinsidetrader says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:50 pm
    If they switched coaching staffs with the Patriots, the Cowboys would be SuperBowl favorites
    ***********************************************************************
    If the Miami Dolphins switched coaching staffs with the Patriots, Dolphins would be Super Bowl favorites

  51. Dear Mr. Jones,

    You should seriously entertain the idea of offering a package of premium draft picks to the Pittsburgh Steelers for head coach Mike Tomlin. He is a hot commodity with the job he has done this year. It is indeed imperative that you know that Daniel Snyder is also highly interested in acquiring coach Tomlin. So it will take healthy package of picks to accomplish the trade.

    Steeler Nation

  52. objectivefbfan says

    Do you watch football? If Dallas was stifled then why was it 13-9? Why did Dak outplay Brady? Why did Zeke outplay Michel?

    Do you watch???

    Dak 19-33 212 ZERO tds 1 int qbr 64
    Brady 17-37 190 ONE TD ZERO ints qbr 70

    So NO , Dak did NOT outplay Brady

    Elliot 20 carries 86 yards 4.1 ypc

    Michelle 20 carries 85 yards 4.3 ypc

    So NO Elliot did NOT outplay Michelle

  53. If Garrett is replaced at the end of this season, I don’t think it would be wrong for Cowboys fans to celebrate That.
    If that is what we get out of this season, then so be it.
    In the meantime, another SB window is already beginning to close.
    Garrett didn’t even know there was a Game Clock until three years ago.

  54. They are the Steelers of the NFC. So much talent but the coaching leaves something to be desired

  55. Do the world a favor Jerry, sell the team. Get the hell out of dodge and make the Cowboy’s America’s team again. Jerry, did you see who just had their 17th ten win season? Go Pats!!!!

  56. The only difference between Jones and Snyder is that Snyder doesn’t love microphones like Jones. Otherwise they’re both meddling owners who think they’re great football minds just because they’re rich. Both may know a lot about making money, but NEITHER knows how to win a Super Bowl, or even a playoff game. When is the last time either of these owners had a successful playoff team? I can’t remember either. Until both of these losers stay out of football operations neither team is going to win much. Garrett is Jones’ puppet…Allen is Snyder’s…. Go Pats!

  57. Let’s review some facts Jerry.

    Jimmy Johnson has unprecedented success and you decide to stick your nose in it. Jimmy Johnson leaves.

    210 coaches come and go and then Bill Parcells has some success. You decide to bring in Terrell Owens and Bill Parcells leaves.

    Maybe if YOU quit muddling in the damn team, because you don’t know anything about football, they will get back to winning out a regular basis. He is like a kid playing with a model train set. It appears he is doing it for his own amusement with complete disregard for anybody else.
    Just a thought.

  58. Not that i like Garrett but there will never be a true HC as long as Jerry is in the picture. No great coaches want to be told how to coach and will never have success in Dallas.

  59. With the fact that Jerry Jones considers himself the best GM, I am almost a little surprised he never injected himself as head coach. But, maybe he feels it is important to keep a fall guy around.

  60. People keep saying Dallas has the number 1 offense. LOL. Based on what? Yards? Points? I honestly don’t know, but if you watch this team and think they have a Number 1 anything, you’re delusional. Maybe they padded their stats against the scrubs they’ve beaten, but against good teams they aren’t #1 in anything but losing.

    The game plan last night was atrocious. You have to find ways to get the ball to your playmakers in space. BB is the master and JG isn’t even the student. He’s more like, just there observing.

  61. He should be more worried about Dak making poor decisions. Eliot is lights out against teams with poor tackling and poor d line. Otherwise he just ok.

  62. Ha Jerry maybe it is not your coaching but your AN who you said is as good as Brady remember that? Maybe you should coach the team!

  63. Ha Jerry maybe it is not your coaching but your QB who you said is as good as Brady remember that? Maybe you should coach the team!

  64. Well Jerry just did his Team BAD with those comments.

    If you want your Team to get to the SB you need to help them out with ‘In House’ dialogue that critiques with the purpose of Correction and Building Up for the Goal which lies ahead.

    First mistake was saying that this Patriots Game defined the Team – How dumb can you be……..

  65. And in some good news for the Cowboys it isn’t just them that has bad coaching this year as there are 16 teams below .500, 1/2 of the entire league SUCKS, this is absolutely the worst year I’ve ever seen in the NFL by far!

    But the NFL will try to pass it off as a good thing and call it parity!

  66. I can think of a lot worse things that could happen than losing to the Pats, like losing to the winless Jets!

  67. Jerry is the creator of everything he complains about. Why is Garrett still coach? Because Jerry keeps him on the job. Why does Jerry keep him? Because Garrett is a good soldier who doesn’t talk back or demand lots of control. And that is why Jerry is never going to bring in a well-known coach who has other employment options because a top candidate would demand a fair amount of control and Jerry will never again allow that after having his ego bruised by all the praise Jimmy Johnson got.

  68. Coach Herm Edwards “You play to win the game… HELLO!!! you play to win the game”.

    Dallas Jason Garrett ” I know we need a TD but Imma just go ahead and kick the Field goal”

  69. Garrett may have sealed his fate last night. The coaching has been abysmal. A blocked punt, missed field goal and not going for it late in the 4th quarter show me that Garrett is just terrible at situational football. In every loss this year they were out coached…even by the Jets! Having said that, I have not given up hope. I remember a 9 and 7 Giants team that got hot at the right time and beat the Patriots in 2007.

  70. As a Redskins fan the only joy I get from this season is watching a talented Cowboys team falter. Petty and pathetic I know but you gotta find your joy somewhere.

  71. Lets just stop that Garrett to the Giants thinking immediately… if he cant win wiht the talent he’s had… oh boy…

  72. He’s complaining about field goals? The weather was terrible and the field was slick. That’s what happens when you play at the opposing team’s stadium. Guess you forgot about the crown on your field that gave you an advantage for so many years.

  73. Cowboys lost by 4 points to New England at Foxsboro. That’s not a bad day but still a loss. Jerry, if you’re going to criticize Garrett, do it after an embarrassing loss like the Jets.

  74. bbh2012 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Teams with elite QB’s will go the furthest, and will be the most consistent. Dallas is not one of those teams.
    __________________

    Teams with elite DEFENSES will go the furthest, and will be the most consistent. Dallas is not one of those teams.

    I fixed it for you. You’re welcome.

  75. Gronk made fun of Jones on FOX at halftime and the guys loved it. Jerry is going to blow a gasket.
    —————–
    I saw that too. That was pure Gronk. I’m sure he got a talking to off camera after that but that was good TV right there.

  76. Garret is consistently out-coached and the Cowboys looked unprepared for many weeks. Jerry should be used to it by now.

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