Following Thursday’s loss to the Bills, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters that “this is not the time” to make a coaching change, per Charean Williams.
“I’m not going to make a coaching change,” Jones said, per Jon Machota.
Jones said he believes they can still make a deep playoff run and added that they would have “zero chance” without Jason Garrett.
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Cowboys owner GM Jerry Jones and executive VP Stephen Jones plan to allow HC Jason Garrett to finish out the season as the team’s head coach no matter how things go over the final few months of the season.
Garrett is entering the final year of his contract with the Cowboys and has been rumored to need to make the playoffs at a minimum in order to secure his future in Dallas.
However, Jerry recently said that he’ll likely need to win the Super Bowl in order to keep his job beyond this year.
“Let me tell you, no one in this country has earned the right to say ‘I’m a Jason Garrett man’ more than me. I am his man,” Jones said, via NFL.com. “And we want the very same thing. And that’s for our players to play at their very best and we want his staff to coach at their very best. The bottom line is we get graded. I’m in business. I don’t have to win the Super Bowl in business every year. I can come in sixth and have a hell of a year. But in this case, you’ve got to come in first. You’ve got to come in first. So fundamentally, you’ve asked for something that’s a very narrow window to begin with. I want Jason to get it done.”
The Giants have come up as a potential landing spot for Garrett, depending on what happens after the season.
Garrett, 52, began his NFL coaching career with the Dolphins back in 2005 as their quarterbacks coach. After two years in Miami, the Cowboys hired him as their offensive coordinator and he eventually worked his way up to head coach.
Over the course of his eight years in charge of the Cowboys, Garrett has led the team to a record of 70-58 (54.7 percent), which includes three playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding Garrett as the news is available.