On Thursday night, the Dallas Cowboys were embarrassed on national television by the Chicago Bears. Although the game ended with a respectable score, 31-24, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear he knew the game wasn’t that close.
“We know that the score didn’t indicate how bad they beat us tonight,” Jones said after the game.
After opening the game with a 17-play, nine-minute touchdown drive, the Cowboys were outscored 24-0. Dallas managed to make it a one-score game in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, but fell to 6-7 on the season with the loss.
Following the loss, fans and reporters alike wondered if this would be the nail in the coffin for head coach Jason Garrett.
Jones addressed that speculation, making it clear Garrett isn’t going anywhere – at least not yet.
Jerry Jones just guaranteed Jason Garrett is the coach next week.
— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) December 6, 2019
Dallas still leads the NFC East despite owning a losing record. A huge game against the Philadelphia Eagles looms in Week 16, which will likely decide the division champion.
If the Cowboys somehow fail to win the division, that could spell the end for Garrett in Dallas.
NFL insider Jane Slater suggested the Cowboys have “very real interest” in hiring former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer as Garrett’s replacement – if Garrett is fired, of course.