Stephen Jones Says Garrett Not on the Hot Seat

Cowboys executive Stephen Jones wouldn’t entertain the notion that under-fire coach Jason Garrett is coaching for his job over the course of the 2012 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and NFL.com reports.

“Ridiculous,” Jones said, declining further comment.

What Jones, the chief operating officer, did say is that he believes long-term the Cowboys are “going in a good direction.”

He praised the fight of the team, the class of the players, and added that they have respect for Garrett’s leadership. In the next breath, Jones said that he’s as disappointed as anyone with the first half of the season.

“Absolutely,” Jones said, when asked if the team is underachieving heading into Sunday’s game against the Eagles. “We had higher expectations than this. Obviously, you’re disappointed with our record. We gotta play better, we gotta finish.

Bottom-line, at the end of the day, you are what you are. We’re 3-5, we’ve got to improve. We need a win.”


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