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    Jerry Jones “Absolutely Not” Considering Cowboys Coaching Changes

    With yesterday's 28-6 loss to the LA Chargers, Cowboys put his name alongside the legendary for all the wrong reasons. Becoming the first Cowboys coach to lose three straight games by 20 or more points at the helm of America's Team since Landry, a price is going to have to be paid somewhere in Dallas as their sits at 5-6 and in need of saving.

    The belief that any player – on or – or coach can turn this around is understandably low however.

    felt the need to address his team in the locker room immediately following another collapse by the Cowboys sans or last night. All signs point to this talk by Jones remaining positive and inspirational for a team that plays yet again in seven days.

    Despite the desperate nature of everything surrounding football in Dallas right now, Jones left the locker room and presented the waiting media with a clear message regarding the NFL's reigning .

    Jones is “absolutely not” considering firing Head Coach Jason Garrett at this time.

    Jones has been a supporter of Garrett for a long time, even prior to Jason stepping up from (where he was viewed as a HC in waiting) to Head Coach following ' firing in 2010.

    Jerry has seen Jason Garrett rebuild an aging roster into a stable one with separate starting quarterbacks winning titles under his . From this perspective, without even including the full range of failures that Jones has witnessed from atop the Cowboys, this team's current ineptitude in functioning without a handful of star players is barely a blip on the radar.

    There is a sense though that Garrett along with Offensive Coordinator and have collectively hit their ceiling as the top coaches here.

    Marinelli's defense may have players full of promise, but his scheme and ability to develop talent leaves a lot to be desired.

    Linehan's once-dynamic offense has failed to crack just ten points without Zeke Elliott.

    Playing six games without Ezekiel Elliott this late in the season was never going to be easy, but starting off this current stretch of losses with that week 10 beat down in Atlanta only foreshadowed the struggles that would lie ahead.

    It feels safe to say that, if noncompetitive and uninspiring losses continue, somebody in power with the Cowboys is going to have to pay for it. Cases can be made for any possible combination of a new play caller on offense or defense, or even a new Head Coach, to lead the team in 2018.

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    For the moment though, with fans pouring for the exits to enjoy what was left of a Thanksgiving lacking subsistence from the , Jason Garrett is safe as the coach of the Cowboys.

    It will be up to him to once again motivate his group out of tough times into a playoff spot that feels painfully dangled in front of the faces of like that final slice of pumpkin pie from last night. It's still there, but for how much longer – and do we really want it to be in the first place?

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    Sean Martin
    Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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    Jesse Pope

    Players giving up on plays, not tackling has got nothing to do with the absence of Ezekiel Elliot and LB Sean Lee. C’MON now. Garrett has lost this team. He has no control whatsoever so coach Jones has to step in. “F” this b.s. I am done. I will tune in when Jerry dies and the team finally has real hope again.

    Hector Espindola

    There will be changes if JJ recognizes that Zeke masks all problems on offense and that Lee does the same on defensive. If this is not the case, JJ’s “assessment” will be a combination of adverse situations not attributable to the coaches and maybe recognizing a lack of better bench. I do not see the departure of Garrett or Linehan in the medium run.

    Sean Martin

    The problem that comes up when you assess that your team is as thin as you mention (incapable without 21 or 50 on the field) is that Jerry is still very much part of the roster build – but trusts Garrett and Marinelli a ton too in finding these players.

    Hector Espindola

    Once again right Sean, seems then it’s a vicious circle until JJ gives the reins 100% to Stephen and then we might see a change.

    Jorge Gonzalez

    honestly these words of JJ in nothing help, he should press the HC mainly to JG that looks very comfortable week after week losing by more than 20 pts, honestly I thought that DAK would be an elite marshal but apparently it is getting big team it is not possible that I can not have a good series without having ZEKE from there the problem comes the players do not feel pressured even look at the tackles that the defense, players without soul and desire, this is not dallas and the fault is JJ for allowing me to continue to the front JG …

    dallas1966

    Jerry Jones arrogantly believes that his hand picked head coach Jason Garrett will eventually become the next Tom Landry of his generation..

    Sean Martin

    This will obviously never happen, but I do believe there is some merit to keeping Garrett as a familiar face should you shake up the coordinator positions. The best coaches have always been praised for allowing their coordinators to work and have the trust of their HC, and this has been said about Garrett.

    Russ_Te

    – absolutely not” considering firing Head Coach Jason Garrett at this time –

    If we have to watch the Atlanta game again for the 4th week in a row, Garrett could right now be in his last 7 days as Cowboys HC

    After the Chargers game, there is no defending the inability to adjust on offense. Garrett had the same problem in Denver. Never changed out of what their defense had stopped cold in the first quarter.

    Enough. I want him out.

    Sean Martin

    Russ, thank you for reading as always. My question for you is this – do you want Garrett out merely to see someone pay for the recent struggles, or would you rather see Scott Linehan out based on the root of your team analysis (offensive adjustments)?

    Russ_Te

    No, it’s to implement a fix not to retaliate… ;^)

    Garrett owns the suck on offense at least as much as Linehan, since OC was his job before HC, and any HC can & should over-rule when it’s the OC or DC screwing the team up.

    So I see no fix by just releasing Linehan. It’s possible, but it’s kept in house so nobody can know – that Linehan has wanted change like Butler & Gathers, that Garrett won’t go to.

    So, some chance of change if Linehan were promoted to HC. None if Garrett stays.

    It’s a good next column – who is / should be on deck for HC?

    Sean Martin

    Appreciate the column ideas 🙂

    Cowboysdude

    Why would you want to keep a Coach that’s had 7 years to win and hasn’t? 7 Years to improve and hasn’t? AND shows no signs of improving period. Time to move on.

    Cowboysdude

    Apparently losing fans doesn’t seem to bother him but yet this team is……numbers are down.. and now they got bumped out of a prime time spot..they got flexed. THAT should make people stand up and notice that this team is losing viewers……time for the puppet to go and for Jerry to get out of the way.