All the Dallas Cowboys fans who are ready to see head coach Jason Garrett gone, raise your hands.
OK, and all Cowboys fans who think another year of missing the playoffs will cause Jerry Jones to make that first statement happen, raise your hands.
Guess, what – neither of you groups of disgruntled Cowboys fans are going to be happy.
According to SI.com, Jones has stated that head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t have to make the playoffs this season to keep his job.
I’m just going to let that sink in for a minute. Breathe. Relax. Now…read on.
Jones said that Garrett’s job is not necessarily linked to the team making or not making the postseason, despite the Cowboys being sent home early every season of his four-year tenure.
“It’s no secret that we probably are shoulder to shoulder on the success we’d like for this team to have with him as head coach and what it would do for our fans’ future, our future. He’s more capable today than he was when he took over as head coach. If that arrow is going up, it just makes sense to have our future with Jason.”
Now as an NFL owner, if my head coach has yet to lead a team full of stars and big contracts to the playoffs in four seasons, and had finished 8-8 for the last three – I’m definitely linking at least an appearance in the playoffs to his job security.
But you’ve got a really, really nice stadium Dallas. You do.