Stephen Jones says Jason Garrett is ‘absolutely not’ on the hot seat
If Jason Garrett truly was on the hot seat entering Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, that seat must now be scalding. However, the Dallas Cowboys continue to insist publicly that their head coach is not going anywhere.
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Monday that he still feels “great” about Garrett and the rest of the coach’s staff. He reiterated once again that the rumors about Garrett potentially losing his job are untrue.
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones was asked on @1053thefan if Jason Garrett is on the hot seat: “Absolutely not. This team just needs to get a win under its belt. I still think we can have a great year. I feel good about it. Feel great about Jason and his staff.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 14, 2019
That may be the case at the moment, but things have a way of changing quickly in the NFL. The Cowboys have an important divisional game upcoming against the Philadelphia Eagles next week before their bye, and one team source told Jane Slater of NFL Network that there could be bigger questions to answer if Dallas loses that game.
A #Cowboys source just now when I posed the question on Jason Garrett’s job security “Too early to jump ship too early to build one too. The thing is you can look up and we’re 13-3 or hell 3-13. Right now it’s premature to take either side.” But adds, “circle back next Monday. “
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) October 14, 2019
The Cowboys have now lost three games in a row, but the circumstances have not been easy. They lost road games to the Jets and New Orleans Saints and fell at home last week to the Green Bay Packers, who look like one of the better teams in the NFC. They also entered Sunday’s game without starting offensive linemen Tyron Smith and La’El Collins. Randall Cobb was unable to play and Amari Cooper left early with a quad injury, so some things have been out of Garrett’s control.
All that said, some of the problems have clearly been coaching related. Stephen and Jerry Jones have done everything they can to support Garrett in the media, but you have to wonder if the rumblings we have heard about Jerry eyeing Garrett’s potential replacement are true. A few more losses would probably clarify the situation quite a bit.