Following the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the New England Patriots this past weekend, team owner Jerry Jones publicly came out to criticize the coaching staff. With the final stretch of the season coming up, head coach Jason Garrett and his assistants are in a do-or-die situation.
Dallas has arguably the most talented roster in the entire NFL. However, the Cowboys are just 6-5 and haven't beaten a team over .500 this season.
There have been rumors for years that Dallas could move on from Garrett. Although the team hasn't made that decision yet, it sounds like Jones is running out of patience.
Jones was asked on 105.3 The Fan if he's still disappointed with the coaching staff. His response was quite telling.
Here's what Jones had to say, via ProFootballTalk:
“When you’re General Manager, which I am, those coaches are out there at my ultimate decision,” Jones said. “It’s very much within my realm of purview, if you will, to not only be standing there as an owner but be standing there as the General Manager who put the staff there to begin with. People seem to think it’s particularly harsh to have criticism and they think when you look at the other side of the field and call a job well done, that might mean that’s extraordinary criticism of the job you’ve done on the other side of the field.”
The Cowboys will host the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving. If the team falls short yet again, the chances of Garrett returning as the head coach next year will shrink even further.
As of right now, the odds-on favorite to be the coach of the Cowboys next year is Urban Meyer.
Regardless of what happens the rest of the season, it'll be an interesting offseason in Dallas.