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Jerry Jones gives Jason Garrett, coaching staff vote of confidence

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn’t worried about his job status. He’s more worried about trying to make the playoffs.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn’t worried about his job status. He’s more worried about trying to make the playoffs. Special to the Star-Telegram

Jerry Jones doesn’t sound like an owner who is considering making any changes to the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff.

Jones called Jason Garrett and his staff “outstanding” during his radio show on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning.

Garrett and his staff have received criticism of late for not making the right in-game adjustments. The Cowboys have blown three halftime leads this season, and have been outscored by a combined 47-0 in the second half the past two weeks in losses to the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

“I’ve seen coaches, to a man, make some outstanding adjustments in their time with the Cowboys. So, I know that they adjust,” Jones said. “They might not adjust at the right time in a series. They might not adjust at the right time in a ballgame, and they might lose ballgames. But this is a really outstanding coaching staff.

“I’m really proud to have them with the makeup of our personnel with how our young guys have been trained with this staff. I think that this gives us our best chance to get better when we need to. And, so, I can’t at all say that, ‘Guys, you’ve got to change your philosophy. You’ve got to change your detail.’ All you can say is I know you are more attentive to what we should have done than I am, or in the case of an assistant coach what a head coach expect of them. So, we are having adjustments and I do understand though and they do too.

“This is where you go for the criticism, just as the criticism that I get when we look at and say, ‘Well, it looks like you’re devoid of talent out there. You need more talent.’ I accept that. That comes with it.”

Garrett is in his seventh full season as Cowboys coach after taking over in the middle of the 2010 season. He has a combined 61-48 record, winning a pair of NFC East titles.

Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has been with the team since 2014, and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli since 2013.

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Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison

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