Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he doesn’t believe in a lame-duck status for coaches, saying it was a “politicians” word, Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports.
The man who enters that lame-duck status, coach Jason Garrett, isn’t concerned about entering the final year of his deal with the Cowboys either.
“I’m focus on doing my job and our staff’s job as well as we can do it,” Garrett said. “That’s always been my approach in this game, as a player and a coach and that’s what I’m focused on.
“The business side takes care of itself. We got to do a better job to breakthrough and become the team we want to be.
“We just have to simply get better,” Garrett said. “We’ve been close the last three years, as we all know, the opportunity in that last game of the season to win our division, the last two years it’s a two-minute drive from winning our division.
“We didn’t get that done and we have to live with that reality. We have to look at the things that are positive and build on them, and correct the other things and (the Senior Bowl) is one of the real early stages of correcting the other things; Trying to add personnel to our team that can really make a difference to help us get to the next level.”