Jerry Jones rules out firing Jason Garrett in-season
Fresh off a 28-14 loss to the TennesseeTitans, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ruled out the possibility of firing coach Jason Garrett in-season.
Jones answered “no” when asked if there was any scenario in which he would make an in-season coaching change before the year was over. The Cowboys are just 3-5 this season and two games behind the Redskins in the NFC East.
“I think we realize we have eight games to go, we’ve got a long way to go in this season,” Jones told reporters. “We want to play better than we played tonight, so I certainly think each individual and coach and front-office person is going to have to do better, including me.”
Since purchasing the team in 1989, Jones has only fired a head coach once in-season and that was to replace Wade Phillips with Garrett in 2010. That year, Dallas was just 1-7.
Garrett is 70-58 in his tenure with only two playoff appearances. Dallas last made the postseason in 2016 after going 13-3.
The Cowboys have underwhelmed this year. They’re averaging a 26th-ranked 19.2 points per game and rank 27th in total offense with 317.1 yards per game. Two weeks ago, Dallas traded a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for wideout Amari Cooper.
Cooper had five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown in his Cowboys’ debut.