The Dallas Cowboys take on the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football this evening, and before the game has even kicked off, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is making headlines.
While fans of the team have long wondered why Jason Garrett has remained the head coach of the team for nearly a decade (and little to no success to show for it), they know that the owner does what he wants, and Garrett has been like a son to Jones over the years.
With high expectations going into the season, the Cowboys have limped their way to a .500 record at 6-6-, good enough for first place in a terrible NFC East division. Although they control their own destiny, their poor performance has allowed the rest of the teams in the division to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.
During an interview with 105.3 “The Fan”, Jones said something that Cowboy fans might be happy to hear. Of course, it is Jerry Jones, so who knows what’s going on behind those crazy eyeballs of his.
“There is no bar,” he said. “When I say that I don’t mean that there’s not a level of– a point where I determine it’s just not working or that I determine that it’s working but there’s many things. There’s boxes to be checked.”
Jones then went on to suggest that he’s got a list of potential coaches he’s looking at in the event he moves on from “The Clapper” Jason Garrett.
“The problem is you don’t know who can guarantee you a Super Bowl. I’ve seen a lot of coaches, I’ve seen their names mentioned but they can’t guarantee me a Superbowl or guarantee my players the Superbowl.”
“There’s no exclusive, nobody’s got the exclusive skills to get the job done so that collectively you can win a Superbowl but they’re qualified people. Jason Garrett is one of them and in my opinion, Jason Garrett will be coaching in the NFL next year.”
Jerry clearly thinks Garrett has the talent to coach for an NFL team, but maybe not HIS team.
Bears 24 – Cowboys 17