The Cowboys are currently riding a three-game losing streak with their most recent loss coming to the then winless Jets, but Jerry Jones still has confidence in his team’s head coach Jason Garrett.
In an interview with 105.3 The Fan, Jones confirmed that Garrett isn’t on the hot seat.
“I can genuinely say that is not a thought that I’m having, so it would be unfair to our fans for me to have any indication about what I might think the future is as far as head coach,” Jones said of Garrett, per The Athletic’s Jon Machota. “Everybody is aware that we’re on the last year of his agreement. But that really just means that we can all sit down and take a look at things at the end of the year. That was the case when we had won the first three ballgames, and it’s still the case today after losing the last three.”
“I have felt that we have a lot invested in Jason Garrett,” Jones said. “He’s evolved into what I think is a top coach. He would be a very sought-after coach if he were out here in the open market. There are a lot of pluses there. He brings a lot to the table.”
That sounds like a lot of confidence being given to a coach riding a three-game losing streak and has never gotten out of the divisional round in his eight full seasons in Dallas. Then again, Jones hasn’t offered him a contract extension with his current deal expiring at the end of the year; the writing is sort of on the wall here.
This newest report of Garrett not being on the hot seat isn’t that new at all, actually, Jones said the same exact thing about Garrett being a highly sought after coach if he was fired back in January. What is interesting here is Jones’ comments come just one day after a report that he would be ‘very intrigued’ by making Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley the next head coach of the Cowboys.
It will be interesting to see how this all pans out at the end of the year, or maybe even before if the Cowboys continue to struggle. It’s worth pointing out that Garrett has gone 8-8 three times in eight years with Dallas and has won more than nine games just three times.
The Cowboys host the Eagles on Sunday Night Football this weekend.