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Added January 2nd, 2012 by Chalk
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Jerry Jones Backs Coach Despite Cowboys Collapse

The Dallas Cowboys lost four of their final five games and were eliminated after a 31-14 road loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he “unequivocally” supports head coach Jason Garrett. Two other NFL head coaches were fired after the regular season ended Sunday: the Rams canned Steve Spagnulo and the Buccaneers dumped coach Raheem Morris.

“I feel that Jason is our coach and we can build and do some good things from here,” said the flamboyant Cowboys owner. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in him,” Jones said. “He has done a lot of good things here. He’s learned a lot this year. Hopefully we all do, but still he’s learned a lot. Our fans and Cowboys will take advantage of that.”

The Cowboys finished this year 8-8, but in a way it was even more disappointing than last year’s 6-10 team. The 2010 Cowboys started 1-7 under Wade Phillips, but when he was fired and Garrett took over, they finished 5-3 in their final eight games.  And that was with Jon Kitna and Stephen McGee at quarterback. In his first full season, Garrett had quarterback Tony Romo for the whole year and still couldn’t win nine games in one of the weaker divisions in the league.

So is Jones really sure Garrett is the man to turn things around? More likely, Jones has already contacted and been denied by some of the big name coaches he’d want like Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden.

 
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