Jones Says Record Won't Be Deciding Factor For Garrett

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  1. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/a...-Garrett/0e292b62-ac9c-456e-9f2e-b36c70e209bb

    If the HC has nothing to fear than what sort of precedent does that set for the players?

    How can there be a "chain of command" so to speak if it seems to be broken from the top down?

    Where is the light at the end of the tunnel here?
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  2. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Didn't he say pretty much the same thing about Wade? Sooner or later wins are going to determine if Garrett remains.
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  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    "I can control him. I'm just not ready to go back to walking on egg shells with a coach with actual authority."

    What he really means.
  4. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    In the PC today, Jerry mentioned that "he" chose DCs 3 different times. It wasn't until after he realized what he said corrected himself and said "we" but we all get the point.
  5. speedkilz88

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  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    It's a completely dysfunctional situation. The owner choosing coordinators. Sitting in on personnel meetings. Having an open door policy with the players. Acting as the voice and face of the team.

    Until that changes, nothing will change on the field.
  7. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    And if the defense is real bad this year ,Rod Marinelli will be the scapegoat.
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  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Maybe. Maybe not. You never know.
  9. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    But not the GM who chose him
  10. WPBCowboysFan

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  11. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    My exact prediction in another thread.....the "Of course it was bad, the guy led a team to a nfl record 0-16 with the 32nd ranked def in yards, Ints and points that year....Time to go to the 3-4" excuses will bubble
    If they go < 6-10 and Garrett is still here, time to officially call him Jason Jones
  12. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what his comments mean.
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    No, he means what he said. U mad, tho?

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  14. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Think about it for just a second.

    Imagine if Jerry said, "Garrett will be judged on his record this year. If we miss the playoffs, he's out."

    Think about the potential fallout from such comments. Think about the season-long distraction that would become.

    THAT'S why Jerry said what he said. He generally knows what he's doing when he talks to the media. Evidently, some of you would have NO clue. And it's not rocket science.
  15. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    He didn't back up what he said with a contract extension for Garrett, did he? Until Garrett signs and extension, he likely needs to do pretty well to remain in place.
  16. punchnjudy

    punchnjudy Well-Known Member

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    I agree that Jerry's comments can't be taken too seriously, but my gut feeling is that if Jerry and Romo are still with the team and in their current roles next year, then JG will be as well. If Romo's career ends abruptly for some reason and they draft another franchise qb to start next season, I could see Jerry hesitating to hand over another franchise qb to JG unless the team does something in the playoffs this year. But that's all a long way away.
  17. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Imagine if he said "I no longer talk about personnel or coaching situations. I am here to remove all obstacles that hinder this organization from not achieving goals" and then made like most gms and stayed out of sight
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  18. Manster68

    Manster68 Well-Known Member

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    Lets get some good players on the roster. It is amazing how coaches look when there is high caliber talent on the roster.
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  19. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365

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    Good post.

    Some want tangible ramifications. If verbal statements result in coaching staff or roster discord during the season, so be it.
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  20. Aggie87

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    It seems like JJ is tacitly acknowledging that he has given Garrett a poor defense this year, and doesn't expect to even go 8-8 if you ask me. So he's not going to blame Garrett when the defense fails to keep them in games.

    This quote doesn't make much sense though - "In my mind, he is more of an asset after this last 8-8 season than he was before the first 8-8 season we had three years ago.” So Garrett really hasn't done much since he's been HC, but Jones likes him more now than ever.

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