The Dallas Cowboys appeared to be in the driver’s seat in the NFC East race, but now they find themselves in a dogfight with the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. Dallas plays the Giants on Sunday, so they could pull away from one of the opponents, but the Eagles currently hold the top spot.
If the Cowboys are unable to clinch the division and miss the postseason, it would only be reasonable to discuss whether or not head coach Jason Garrett will be back next season.
However, owner Jerry Jones insists that won’t be the case.
From Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas:
Jason Garrett is not coaching for his job. Jerry Jones just said Garrett will be back in 2014
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) November 21, 2013
Of course, this is Jerry Jones we are talking about, so anything is possible.
Jones is no stranger to flip-flopping so it wouldn’t be a shock if he allows the season to play out before making any judgement calls. Jones wants his team to succeed, so if they fail to make the postseason you have to believe Garrett’s job is in danger — no matter what his boss is currently saying.