Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been in Jason Garrett’s corner quite some time, even though it was reported a few weeks ago that the Cowboys are expected to fire Garrett if the team misses out on the playoffs. Well, the Cowboys aren’t in the playoffs after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, but Garrett is still fully expected to have his job. Why? Not only can Tony Romo’s critical back injury be pointed to as an excuse, but Jones seems to really like Garrett, especially since Garrett doesn’t demand much say in personnel decisions, which is something Jones doesn’t want to give ground in.
Jones also gave Garrett yet another vote of confidence recently, thus confirming that Garrett isn’t going anywhere despite the Cowboys inability to make the playoffs. FOX Sports’s Jay Glazer adds confirmation to the confirmation by tweeting that Garrett’s job will be “safe”. At this point, I would be beyond shocked if Garrett was handed his walking papers, especially since Jones essentially committed to him for 2014 on numerous occasions this season and is unlikely to go back on the word that he gave yesterday.
However, Jones was unwilling to commit to any of the other coaches on the staff, and offensive and defensive coordinators Bill Callahan and Monte Kiffin have been on the hot seat for quite some time. Per Glazer, Kiffin will no longer be the Cowboys defensive coordinator going forward, and it’s move a that definitely does not come as a surprise. Glazer isn’t sure if Kiffin will be fired or simply retire (I doubt he retires, I say he’ll get canned), but he doesn’t “see” Kiffin sticking around.