Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett kept his job for another season despite going 8-8 and missing the playoffs again. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he was in no rush to extend Garrett’s contract, which expires following the 2014 season.
That has essentially put Garrett in a situation where he is coaching for his job. Some have even thrown the term lame duck around, but Garrett scoffed at that label.
“I’m focused on doing my job and our staff’s job as well as we can do it,” Garrett said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. “That’s always been my approach in this game, as a player and a coach and that’s what I’m focused on. The business side takes care of itself. We got to do a better job to breakthrough and become the team we want to be.”
The plan for Garrett is simple.
“We just have to simply get better,” Garrett said. “We’ve been close the last three years, as we all know, the opportunity in that last game of the season to win our division, the last two years it’s a two-minute drive from winning our division. We didn’t get that done and we have to live with that reality. We have to look at the things that are positive and build on them, and correct the other things and [the Senior Bowl] is one of the real early stages of correcting the other things; Trying to add personnel to our team that can really make a difference to help us get to the next level.”