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#pounditMonday, September 21, 2020

Jason Garrett responds to Jerry Jones’ criticism of Cowboys coaches

Jason Garrett

If you’re wondering how Jason Garrett has lasted as long as he has as the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, look no further than this.

Garrett was asked about the criticism he faced from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after Sunday’s 13-9 loss to the New England Patriots. The Cowboys head coach said a lot of words without saying much.

There’s a certain Tom Brady-like skill to saying that much without saying anything, other than acknowledging you need to be better.

Why has Garrett lasted so long as Cowboys head coach? Well, he’s only had one losing season since taking over as head coach. But the big thing is that he lets Jerruh hold center stage. How many other head coaches would be comfortable with their owner speaking to reporters after games and being the biggest figure in the organization the way Jones is? How many would be comfortable entering a contract season as a lame duck and not get upset publicly after being criticized by said owner? Garrett takes a lot of crap from Jones and lets the owner shine. That’s part of why he’s so well-equipped to have that job.

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