Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave head coach Jason Garrett a “vote of confidence” following the team’s 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thanksgiving.
“No. Just no. Again, I don’t step out of the dressing room and evaluate the coaching position at all,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Candidly and I don’t even want to say it so that somebody might repeat it. Absolutely not. We’ve got some things that we’re not playing good. We’re not a good team right now. We can be a good team. I’m not even going to talk about anything positive but there are things if you want to look at them. We’ve just got to get everybody to just sit here and grab a hold, get back and let’s see if we can’t do better and win some games.”
Garrett has faced scrutiny by fans and media members for Dallas’ recent struggles, with many believing it will ultimately lead to his termination, including multiple columns by the Dallas News’ Tim Cowlishaw and Matt Mosley.
The Cowboys currently face a three-game losing streak, with each game resulting in a blowout loss, since losing starting running back Ezekiel Elliott to a six-game suspension. During that span, Dallas has been outscored 92-22, while also dealing with injuries to Tyron Smith, Sean Lee and Zack Martin.
Specifically, Dallas has struggled in the second half, having been outscored 72-6 late in games during the losing skid, due to poor adjustments after halftime.
Still, Jones is confident that he has the right personnel in tact and is confident in his players and coaches.
“Well, I think that again, I’ve got a lot of optimism for our talent,” Jones said. “I do. Now we all know that it has to get better, has to get together. I really think this coaching staff is tops. I think Jason is able to use everything that he’s learned, as coordinator, as coach over these last years, and we’ve just got to get it together. I frankly, guys, have had some of real losing moments right before really knocked it out of the park.”
The Cowboys will host their NFC East rival Washington Redskins next Thursday on NBC and the NFL Network. Both teams are 5-6 going into that game and hoping to make the playoffs.