Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on the field before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' Jason Garrett just focused on doing his job


The Dallas Cowboys got a much-needed win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. That kept their NFC East championship and postseason hopes alive. If reports that Garrett’s job was on the line he bought himself at least another week, though Garrett says he is just focused on doing his job.

I focus on doing my job as well as I can do it,” Garrett said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “I think the emphasis that we placed on this for players and coaches in this league for a long time is do your job as well as you can do it each and every day. That’s certainly what I learned a long, long time ago.

“I’m proud of our group, how we fought, how we battled, how we gave ourselves a chance to win the game at the end by doing what we needed to do to win it. We have a great opportunity at our stadium next week.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was pleased with the result as well.

“He really showed me a lot, to be able to keep it together, to be able to keep it focused,” Jones said. “I thought he did an outstanding job of getting this team from the obvious, and that is having a tremendous disappointing loss against Green Bay. It was a killer, and it was something that was a real challenge for a coach to get them to come back and play well.”

Next up is the Philadelphia Eagles in the season finale, the winner gets the NFC East crown and a trip to the playoffs.

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  • SmartThinking

    When it comes to remaining as head coach once this mess of a season is finally done and Jerry Jones begins his, I think the most apt description is “Dead Man Walking.”