Jason Witten Responds To Jerry Jones Wanting New Cowboys Coach
Jason Witten responds to Jerry Jones clearly wanting a new Cowboys coach.
Following Dallas’ embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots last Sunday, Jones came out and publicly rebuked the entire coaching staff.
Everyone knew he had no faith in Jason Garrett just due to the fact that he keeps refusing to extend his contract, but his comments really solidified how ready he is to move on to a new head coach.
“When you’re General Manager, which I am, those coaches are out there at my ultimate decision,” Jones said.
“It’s very much within my realm of purview, if you will, to not only be standing there as an owner but be standing there as the General Manager who put the staff there to begin with.
“People seem to think it’s particularly harsh to have criticism and they think when you look at the other side of the field and call a job well done, that might mean that’s extraordinary criticism of the job you’ve done on the other side of the field.”
Witten, arguably the most beloved tight end in franchise history, responded to Jones’ comments this week.
While Jerry Jones was pointed in criticism of coaching staff, Jason Witten believes the owner’s frustration is w/ entire team. “He feels like he’s put a great team together, which he has, and we haven’t played to our expectations of where we should be. That’s completely fair.”
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“He feels like he’s put a great team together, which he has, and we haven’t played to our expectations of where we should be,” Witten said of the situation.
“That’s completely fair.”
On Thursday, the Cowboys will take on the Buffalo Bills in a special Thanksgiving Day game.
Should Dallas come up short yet again and fall to 6-6, it would not be particularly shocking to see Jones fire Garrett before the season even ends.