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.
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Jones believes Garrett is still the right coach to get the Cowboys to the playoffs.
“This is not the time for me [to make a coaching change],” Jones told reporters postgame. “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.”
“I wouldn’t make a change and give us a chance to do what I want to dream about doing. I wouldn’t do that for love nor money,” Jones said. “It would give us zero chance if we didn’t have [Garrett].”
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Jones reportedly was on the verge of tears postgame. The emotion matched that of some of his players. One 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 eliminate 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 (video per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram). “I am a redemption man, too, so I think that you can change, to some degree, who you are.”
Material from Omnisport was used in this report.