Jerry Jones Makes Final Decision On Coaching Staff
Jerry Jones made a final decision on his coaching staff following Thursday’s disastrous game against the Buffalo Bills.
On Thanksgiving Day the Dallas Cowboys squared off against the second best team in the AFC East and was thoroughly dismantled.
This comes just a few days after getting similarly embarrassed by the No. 1 team in the AFC East in the New England Patriots.
Following the Patriots loss, Jones immediately came out and publicly rebuked the coaching staff.
His tough talk made it seem like Jason Garrett’s time with the Cowboys was inevitably coming to an end.
“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.”
This time around, Jones’ response was much more measured.
Speaking to NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport, Jones indicated that there would be no coaching change before season’s end.
When #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there would be no coaching change involving Jason Garrett today, you can extend that to assistant coaches. I’m told no changes are expected for the assistants today, either.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 29, 2019
“When #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there would be no coaching change involving Jason Garrett today, you can extend that to assistant coaches,” Rapaport said.
“I’m told no changes are expected for the assistants today, either.”
While this reprieve is no doubt a temporary relief for Garrett and Co., there is no denying that they are still very much in the hot seat.
Barring a Super Bowl run, it seems all but a lock that the Dallas coaching staff will be turned upside-down come next season.