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Jason Garrett Addresses His Job Security Heading Into 2019 Season

Jason Garrett stands on the sideline.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys watches the action from the sidelines in the first uqarter of a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Few NFL head coaches will be under more pressure during the 2019 regular season than Jason Garrett. The Dallas Cowboys head coach is in need of a big season.

Garrett, 52, has been the Cowboys' head coach since 2011. He's been relatively successful in Dallas, though the team hasn't had the kind of postseason success Jerry Jones is seeking.

So, Garrett will head into the 2019 season in the final year of his contract. Jones has said that he won't be extending Garrett's contract before the season, basically making him coach for his job.

The Cowboys' head coach appears to be perfectly fine with that.

Garrett, speaking to reporters today, addressed his status with the franchise and his mindset heading into next season.

“Every one of us tries to come into our building with a sense of urgency every day to try to be our best individually and try to be our best for our football team,” Garrett told reporters, per ESPN's Todd Archer. “That hasn’t changed for me in 30 years. That’s what we try to instill in our players and we certainly want to live that as coaches.”

The Cowboys are coming off a promising 2018 season that ended with an NFC East championship and a loss to the Rams in the Divisional Round.

Dallas will expect more in 2019, as the Cowboys are bringing back a lot of young talent and could make a splash in free agency, potentially signing veteran safety Earl Thomas.

The Cowboys do not have a first-round pick this year, but the front office doesn't seem to be bothered by that, as that pick netted them star wide receiver Amari Cooper.

Dallas will be looking for non-first round prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week.