Jones sticks behind Garrett after loss

Despite loss, Jones still fully supports Garrett

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones still fully supports head coach Jason Garrett. (Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE)
January 2, 2012
Julio Cortez/Associated Press
Cowboys can’t keep up with the Giants’ offense in loss.

There will be many changes to this Dallas Cowboys team after falling to the New York Giants Sunday night and having their playoff dreams dashed.

One change that won’t happen…finding a new head coach.

At least according to Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones when the question was asked to him after the game if he still backed Jason Garrett.

“Unequivocally,” Jones said after the game in a video posted on “I feel that Jason is our coach and that we can build and do some good things from here and take some of the things we need to do better and address them.  I’ve got a lot of confidence in him.”

Earlier this week, Jones publicly supported Garrett, saying his job was safe no matter what the outcome Sunday night’s game would be.  While Garrett’s decision making in this game is already under fire in Dallas, Jones is standing by his word so far.

“He has done a lot of good things here and he’s learned a lot this year,” Jones said.

When asked about his disappointment with Rob Ryan and his defense over the second half of the season, Jones was not nearly as quick to throw his support that way.

“I don’t want to, at this juncture, point anything,” Jones said.

It was another heartbreaking loss for the Cowboys, one which leads to another offseason that won’t see them in the playoffs …and it’s a loss that is going to take some time for Jones to get over.

“I’m very surprised we didn’t win it, but I accept the fact that whatever it is that we don’t have or didn’t do, we’ve got to look to get better,” Jones said.

“I’m extremely disappointed for our fans and I’m disappointed for our goals.”

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