Report: Cowboys not planning to fire any assistant coaches yet, either
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has maintained that he is not going to fire head coach Jason Garrett during the regular season, and apparently that assurance extends to the rest of the team’s coaching staff as well.
Following Thursday’s 26-15 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Jones stood by Garrett and said he still believes the Cowboys can make a deep playoff run despite their 6-6 record. There has been speculation that perhaps assistant coaches or coordinators could lose their job this week, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they are safe as well — for now.
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
The Cowboys have lost three of four games, but the NFC East has been weak this season. They still have a very good chance to win the division and reach the playoffs, so it makes sense that Jones does not want to make a major change with his team still very much in the hunt.
The offseason could be a much different story. Garrett is in the final year of his contract, and there is a growing belief that the Cowboys will part ways with him if he cannot lead the team on a deep playoff run. One report even claimed Dallas has to win the Super Bowl for Garrett to keep his job.
Jones was highly critical of Garrett following last week’s loss to the New England Patriots, and it does not seem like the head coach or players are responding positively to that. That’s likely why the Cowboys owner stood behind Garrett following the latest loss, but things are still trending toward a coaching change in Dallas.