Jason Garrett will remain coach of the Cowboys for at least another week despite a home loss to the Bills on Thanksgiving.
Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters following the 26-15 defeat that he will not make a coaching change even though his team is now 6-6 and in danger of being overtaken by the Eagles in the NFC East.
Jones believes Garrett is still the most qualified coach to get the Cowboys to the playoffs.
Jerry Jones is emotional while talking to reporters. Tears in his eyes. “I’m not going to make a coaching change.” Jones said he still believes this team can make a deep playoff run. He said they have zero chance of doing that without Jason Garrett
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 29, 2019
And now this from Jerry Jones on why he’ll keep Jason Garrett: “We have a lot invested in Jason. Jason is certainly, in my mind, the coach that could turn this thing around and cause us to have a great year. There’s no question in my mind he should be the head coach to do that.”
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) November 29, 2019
Jerry Jones still keeping the faith for the 2019 Cowboys, but understands why others may think he’s smoking something. His words, not mine. pic.twitter.com/eU0Isynlvf
— Chuck Miketinac (@MaxSportsSA) November 29, 2019
Jones’ postgame emotion matched that of some of his players. One of them could be heard screaming inside the team’s locker room.
The Cowboys will take on another 6-6 squad, the Bears, next Thursday at Soldier Field in Chicago. Jones expressed optimism that the players and coaches can eliminated the team’s mistakes over the final four weeks of the regular season.
“Do you believe in redemption?” Jones asked a reporter, who replied in the affimative. “I am a redemption man, too, so I think that you can change, to some degree who you are.”