Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he’s not cutting the legs out from under head coach Jason Garrett.
If you recall, I’ve questioned Jones’ intentions due to the recent staff decisions being made at Valley Ranch. Most of the Cowboys’ hires so far have been former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaches, which leads me to believe Jones is setting the table for former Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden.
Jones, however, got defensive when he was asked about the moves. He maintains that it couldn’t be further from the truth and that Garrett is a focal part of the decisions being made.
Really? Come on Jerry, who are you trying to kid?
Does Jones really expect the media and fans to believe that Garrett was so impressed with the Buccaneers’ coaching staff in 2004, the one year he was there as a backup quarterback, that he would bring them all back almost 10 years later when he became a head coach? I’m guessing that Jones also wants us to believe that it was Garrett’s idea to fire his brother.
It’s actually kind of funny to hear Jones backtrack and try to make us believe that Garrett is more than just a puppet. What we’re seeing is Jones on one of his power trips.
In my opinion, only a fool would believe Jerry’s words regarding Garrett’s involvement. You’d have to be blind to not see that taking the play calling duties from Garrett and changing defensive scheme are purely Jones’ moves. Jones is making it uncomfortable this off-season all right; he’s making it uncomfortable to be a Cowboys fan.