Publicly, the Dallas Cowboys insist they’re holding out the last bit of hope for Jason Garrett.
Privately, it’s a different matter.
A source tells Newy Scruggs of NBC 5 that “no one is in [Garrett’s] corner” and, with his contract set to expire after the season, the Cowboys are “done with him.”
“The Cowboys will have a new head coach in 2020,” Scruggs adds.
Obviously, this flies in the face of Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones and team vice president Stephen Jones, both of whom have thrown a modicum of support behind the beleaguered Garrett, whose decade-long reign is in grave danger.
Speaking after Dallas’ 26-15 loss to the Bills on Thanksgiving, the club’s third defeat in its last four games, an emotional Jerry Jones strongly declined to make a coaching change.
“This is not the time for me,” Jones said Thursday evening with tears in his eyes, per ESPN.com. “I’m looking ahead at another ballgame. I’m looking ahead at winning four or five straight and helping write a story they will talk about, how it looks like you’re down and out. And I mean that. That’s the way that I’m operating. Every decision that I make over the next month will be with an eye in mind to get us in the Super Bowl now.”
A report by ESPN’s Ed Werder prior to Buffalo tilt claimed the Joneses will allow Garrett to finish the season “no matter what.”