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Jerry Jones Confirms Jason Garrett Will Keep Job Through End of Season

Earlier today, before Dallas' embarrassing loss to the , a went out that had no intention of firing during the season regardless of the team's performance. Jones has not gone back on that statement tonight, even as the team is reeling after dropping to 6-6.

The initial report went out just shortly before kickoff:

Hours later, even with the sting of the 26-15 loss fresh and causing plenty of emotion, Jerry didn't back down from his stance on Garrett. If anything, he sounded more resolute than ever.

Only once in his as Cowboys owner and has Jerry Jones fired a head coach during the season. That was, of course, in 2010 when he dumped and allowed Jason Garrett to take over. That Dallas team was 1-7 when Phillips got canned. This one is 6-6 and still in first place in the , only needing to stay above the to make the .

Perhaps even more importantly, the 2010 Cowboys had Garrett waiting in the wings for the head coaching role. It was the job Jerry had seen him in all along; the handpicked guy for the team's future.

There is no heir apparent on the 2019 . may be lucky to find a job next year after the way things have gone this season, while is still too inexperienced. There is nobody for Jerry to turn to right now with the hope of making things better.

Jason Garrett may be a dead man walking in Dallas, but it appears his execution won't come until the last football game. But if the team keeps playing the way they have in recent weeks, Black Monday (December 30th) may be the most you have to wait.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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