This has been a make-or-break season for Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett from the outset.
He is in his eighth year with a 70-56 record and just one playoff win.
Owner Jerry Jones said before the season that Garrett wasn’t on the hot seat but also followed up to USA Today that “Just because I show that kind of stick with Jason does not mean as we are strategizing, that it looks like he is in the family portrait forever. That’s not the way it works.”
The way it works is that Garrett needs to show signs of progress.
The Cowboys are an up-and-down 3-3 so far in 2018 yet DallasCowboys.com columnist Jeff Sullivan tweeted Monday, “Sounds like another extension could be signed soon he’s not going anywhere.”
Jones was asked about Sullivan’s tweet of a coming extension on his radio show on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday and was seemingly as surprised by the tweet as anyone.
“Yeah, I don’t know where Jeff’s getting his information,” Jones said. “He’s pulling one out of the air there as far as any knowledge. I would say that my response should not in any way indicate whether I’m thinking about it or it’s going to be there. It’s just not something that I would have visited with anybody about, least of all Jeff.”
Jones said the tweet was based on information Sullivan had no information on.
Garrett signed a five-year, $30 million extension in January 2015 and has one year left on his contract following this season.
Through six games, he has done nothing to justify an extension before the end of the season even with last Sunday’s 40-7 blowout victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.