Jerry Jones believes he has a hot commodity in Jason Garrett. Seriously.
“If Jason Garrett had been out on the market two weeks ago, he would’ve had five offers for head coaching. I know that,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday.
The Cowboys owner certainly believes it, and that’s all that matters, after the Cowboys were bounced from the divisional round of the playoffs Saturday.
It’s looking like the status quo in Dallas. Embattled offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is also expected back and Garrett said recently, “We don’t anticipate any significant changes on our staff.”
“I like the direction we’re going in. I don’t have any comments this morning about extensions, because my options are open,” Jones said. “Nobody knows, because I don’t know this morning, and I’m the last say.”
The Cowboys won the NFC East and a playoff game for the second time in Garrett’s nine seasons as coach. He’s never advanced past the divisional round after Dallas was outclassed 30-22 by the Rams on Saturday night.
“This is a very talented group and I think we can get better,” Jones said. “We might lose some players that our fans may have a concern about, but in general, we can upgrade from players getting better.”
The owner, however, doesn’t seem interested in upgrading his coaching staff.