Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is losing faith in Jason Garrett as the head coach of his franchise, according to a report from the Star-Telegram.
When Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant went down with injuries early on in the season, no one on the planet was more optimistic than Jerry Jones. Even though he has a lot more logic than that, he still truly believed in his heart that the Cowboys would still be chasing after the Super Bowl this season. Jones made move after move so that he can plan another huge parade in Dallas in February of 2016.
Even when everyone’s heart sank as they watched Tony Romo collapsing to the ground and grasping at his injured collarbone, Jerry Jones remained optimistic. He started convincing himself and everyone else that the Dallas Cowboys were going to be just fine with Brandon Weeden as the starting quarterback. Cowboys ended up going 0-3 with Weeden at the helm. Jones then put his faith and the fate of the Cowboys in the hands of Matt Cassel. Dallas ended up going 0-4 with Cassel running the show. Throughout all that, Jerry still had visions of the Super Bowl.
Tony Romo then made his eagerly anticipated return, and the Dallas Cowboys felt the optimism, even though the odds were clearly stacked against them. Romo went down again with another collarbone injury, and with him went a lot of the faith. Matt Cassel returned to the field and lost his first game back. That felt like a punch to the gut, but Jones still told Cowboys fans to believe. His faith was rewarded when Dallas defeated the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys are surprisingly just one game back in the NFC East since all four teams have struggled this season.
With the victory, a lot of positive energy came to Dallas Cowboys fans and personnel. Jerry Jones, however, had something else on his mind. The Cowboys owner shocked a lot of people when he decided to voice his criticism of Jason Garrett and the coaching staff.
I am stunned that we haven’t been able to win more games without Tony. And I would have thought that we could have coached it up enough, and put it together enough, that we would not have lost those games without Romo early. We would be in better shape than we are right now.
Jerry Jones believes that he has built a more complete roster for the Dallas Cowboys than what everyone else thinks. That’s why he feels that Jason Garrett should be able to coax more wins out of the unit than he has this season. Jones would never publicly admit that, so he decided to nitpick on something else. Jerry stated that he had issues with how Garrett managed the clock in the game against the Washington Redskins. He gave more credit to the players by stating that the Cowboys “won on will, not tactical mastery.”
In spite of everything that is being said this week, do not expect Jason Garrett’s seat to be that much hotter. Jerry Jones has a ton of money, but he doesn’t want to pay $24 million to Garrett to go home and not be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Jones famously once proclaimed that any NFL coach could win a Super Bowl with the team that he built. It sounds like he is sticking to that mentality by believing that Garrett can do more with the current roster, even if they lose their two best players.
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