Despite Loss, Jerry Jones Is Sticking With Jason Garrett

Jones previously made threats that a change could be on the way

Despite Loss, Jerry Jones Is Sticking With Jason Garrett
Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones. (Elsa/Getty Images)
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Despite making threats that a change could be on the way, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is not going to fire coach Jason Garrett following a home loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving.


At 6-6 following the 26-15 loss, the Cowboys are now in a perilous positi0n in the NFC East and are on the verge of losing their playoff spot as the division leaders. If they do, they have little hope of making the playoffs as a wildcard team because the NFC has such a strong field this season.

Favored by seven points against the Bills, the Cowboys played poorly on Thanksgiving but apparently not badly enough for Jones to make a change.

“This is not the time for me [to make a coaching change],” Jones said after the loss. “I’m looking ahead at another ballgame. I’m looking ahead at winning four or five straight and helping write a story they will talk about, how it looks like you’re down and out. And I mean that. That’s the way that I’m operating. Every decision that I make over the next month will be with an eye in mind to get us in the Super Bowl now.”

In 10 seasons as the head coach in Dallas, Garrett has won 83 of 148 regular-season games and won the NFC East crown three times. He has never guided the Cowboys further than the second round of the playoffs.

Next up for the Cowboys are the Bears, who are also 6-6 but were able to win their Thanksgiving game against the Lions.

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