Roughly speaking, please correct me if I'm wrong. Jerry doesn't like dead money. This, for no other reason, Jason gets a long enough leash to wrap around Cowboys Stadium. OK Jason was paid $3.5 mil in 2010 as an assistant, so for sure he got at least a little raise up to $4 million as head coach last season when he signed his contract, if not more. Even if his contract in 2013 and 2014 only calls for around $4.5 mil per, and he makes 2 million the remainder of 2012, then that's 11 million out of pocket for Jerry to fire him right now. I bet it's a good bit more, considering Jerry's generosity. From what I read, most if not all NFL head coaching contracts are guaranteed. I guess it is possible for a first-time coach to have a buyout in there, but even so Jerry would have to fork over close to the minimum $ above, don't you think? Wade Phillips only had 1.5 years left on his contract at an estimated $3 mil per. And even that $4.5-5 million he was owed when he was fired got cut down at least a million when Wade was hired by Houston - money the Cowboys didn't have to pay him because it was subtracted from the Texans' contract with him. I'm not sure Jason will command $1 million as an assistant anywhere else if we fire him. Conclusion: get used to Jason.