Under Jason Garrett the Dallas Cowboys have been madly consistent. With Garrett as their head coach the Cowboys have finished 8-8 with losses in Week 17 that would have earned them a trip to the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.
Still owner Jerry Jones threw his support behind Garrett following a 24-22 season ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I said that a month ago,” Jones reiterated Sunday night (via ESPN), “I stand by what I said a month ago.”
It’s not the Jason will be back in 2014 quote people were looking for but it’s close enough.
Jones was not about to talk about the future of defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Under Kiffin the Cowboys sunk to last in nearly every defensive statistic a season after being middle of the pack under Rob Ryan.
“I’m not discussing that at all,” Jones said. “I have spoken a little more appropriate time here about three or four weeks ago. I said at that time that I was with Jason, that I thought that his future and what he’s going to be doing with us was good. But this isn’t the time and I don’t even like the way it feels or looks to speak to anything about our coaches.”
Kiffin is not ready to retire but that hardly means he will be back with the Cowboys.
“I don’t plan on retiring,” Kiffin said. “I want to keep on coaching. I really would. It’s no laughing matter. I’m proud to be a Cowboy. I’d like to get another shot next year. We’ll see.”
Under Garrett the Cowboys are a combined 29-27.