Cowboys not expected to extend lame duck Jason Garrett’s contract
Jason Garrett is currently set to enter the 2019 season as a lame duck coach, and that is apparently the way the Dallas Cowboys plan on it remaining.
ESPN’s Todd Archer reports that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has no intention of adding another deal onto Garrett’s contract or signing the coach to a long-term extension. The deal runs through the end of next season.
Jerry Jones is not expected to extend the contract of Cowboys’ HC Jason Garrett, short or long term, as he now enters the final year of his contract, per @toddarcher.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2019
There has seemingly been talk every year for the past several that Garrett is on the hot seat, but that once again cooled off as the Cowboys made a late-season push and reached the playoffs. They defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round before being eliminated by the eventual NFC champion Los Angeles Rams.
Jones has always gone out of his way to publicly support Garrett, but actions speak louder than words. If the Cowboys aren’t willing to give Garrett even a one-year extension, they are admitting they have at least some doubt over his future with the franchise.