Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett will coach Cowboys in 2014

Jason Garrett will be back on the sidelines next season. So says Jerry Jones now. (Dave Martin / AP)

Jason Garrett need not worry about job security.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday that Garrett will be back as head coach in 2014 no matter how the team fares in its last six games.

Although he’s “disappointed” that the Cowboys aren’t better than 5-5, they’re in the thick of things in a dismal division.

“Now that’s a pretty good spot to be in after 10 games,” Jones told reporters. “A lot of this story is to be played out. It does not have a bearing on whether or not he will be our coach next year. It has no bearing on that.”

Asked if Garrett would be back as coach, he answered, “yes.”

Under Garrett, Cowboys are 26-24 and presently are trail the Philadelphia Eagles by one-half game in the NFC East Division. Garrett, who became coach midway through the 2010 season, have not made the playoffs since 2009 and have finished 8-8 the last two seasons. The Cowboys have a big game Sunday against the 4-6 New York Giants in MetLife Stadium.


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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