Jerry Jones made it clear yesterday that he is not firing Jason Garrett. At least not before the season ends.
Jones knows that changing a head coach midseason is not the best thing to do, especially when you are leading your division. However, the fact that the Cowboys look like world champions one week, and can’t score in the next, is happening way too often for Jones’ liking.
Cowboys not the worst, but…
The Dallas Cowboys don’t have the NFL’s worst record. However, with a 6-6 mark after 12 games, not many NFL fans or experts are predicting them to go far (if they even make it) in the postseason.
With all the rumors swirling daily of who could be the next coach in Big D before Garrett has even been shown his walking papers, well let’s just say it is turning into a major distraction.
The media will never slow down on the rumor mill. However, Jones put all the possibilities of Garrett getting fired this season to rest during a postgame interview.
“I’m just not going to make a coaching change,” Jones said after his Cowboys lost to the Bills on Thursday. “The real world is it’s not impossible that we could step out here and play a game that we improve from and we’ve got a caliber of team that has a chance to do more than just not show up in the playoffs.”
In other words, Jones is sticking to his guns. The Cowboys owner firmly believes that if Dallas makes the playoffs, Garrett is the guy who can lead them to the Super Bowl.
Dallas still can’t beat a winning team
The old saying in sports is, “it doesn’t matter how you got there; just get in.” That, of course, is referring to the playoffs.
That saying is a very truthful one indeed. The problem for the Cowboys is they have yet to beat a team with a winning record in 2019.
They are now 0-5 against winning teams this season — and they have looked bad in each game.
— Romario Cerino (@Romario_nike011) November 29, 2019
With their four remaining games coming against not so great competition (Bears, Rams, Eagles, and Redskins), this team may win the NFC East by default.
The Cowboys can count their lucky stars for one more week. Dallas will remain in first place at the end of Week 13 regardless of what the Philadelphia Eagles do against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday.
Even if the Eagles win and move to 6-6 on the season, Dallas has the head-to-head advantage over Philadelphia because they defeated the Eagles earlier in the season.
The NFC East champion may just come down to the winner of the rematch between the Eagles and Cowboys on Dec. 22.