Jerry Jones still committed to Jason Garrett. Also to GM Jerry Jones.

December 30, 2013

Jerry Jones works the crowd Sunday night. (Tim Sharp / AP)

Moments after the Dallas Cowboys fell short of a playoff berth, Jerry Jones reiterated his commitment to his head coach and to his general manager, who, of course, happens to be himself.

“I said that a month ago,” Jones said (via ESPN) after the Cowboys finished their third consecutive 8-8 season. “I stand by what I said a month ago.”

Garrett is 29-27 since replacing Wade Phillips halfway through the 2010 season and Jones did not address Garrett’s coaching staff, particularly the status of defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.

“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.”

Owner Jerry Jones gave General Manager Jerry Jones a vote of confidence, too.

“The one thing I know, that is you are for sure not going to get there if you quit,” he said (via the Dallas Morning News). “It’s important to me that we have the kind of success that our fans want, and I’m the best one to ultimately make these decisions.”

Nor is Jones at all red-faced over his team’s failures.

“I don’t know,” Jones fired back. “Would you get embarrassed if you were standing in this stadium? Seriously. The answer is no, not at all.”

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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