Jan 20, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with head coach Jason Garrett seen in the stands of the North squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones says Cowboys missing playoffs won’t cost Jason Garrett his job


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.

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

“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.

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  • Daniel Tamez

    Been a fan since 1975. I’m trying real hard to believe Jones knows what he’s doing and has not lost full use of his faculties.