Dallas Cowboys

Owner Jones: Garrett’s contract status is a non-event

Jason Garrett is in the final year of his contract with the Cowboys, and barring a new deal, would become a free agent in the off-season.

Owner Jerry Jones, though, is unconcerned.

“It’s really a non-event for me, whether there is concern [from the outside] about it or not,” Jones said Friday on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. “I don’t mean to sound that way, but it hasn’t been a concern of mine, and we haven’t made it a concern for the club this year. This talk about these contracts, no matter who it is that has a pending contract or one that’s coming up, that’s all for [media and fans] to talk about. That really has no impact on my day.”

Garrett is 36-30 since taking over for Wade Phillips in the middle of the 2010 season.

Jones called Garrett “an outstanding coach.”