Jerry Jones might not be in a position to keep Jason Garrett as Dallas Cowboys head coach anymore.
Thursday’s 31-24 loss to the Chicago Bears was the latest disappointment in a Cowboys season that has gone wrong but still has the potential to lead to a playoff appearance.
And, based on Jones’ postgame comments, any change won’t come before the Cowboys host the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 15.
“Everybody that is in here (the locker room) that’s healthy and everybody that’s healthy that’s coaching will be coaching,” Jones said. “Everybody there is in here that will be playing and we just gotta play better. That’s it.”
Jones has made only one in-season coaching change in his tenure as owner and general manager and, at times, Thursday’s game was reminiscent of Wade Phillips’ final game on Nov. 7, 2010, a 45-7 defeat to the Green Bay Packers.
The day after that loss Garrett was installed as interim head coach and has had the job ever since.
Thursday’s loss was the Cowboys’ third straight and as disheartening as any they have had because of what was on the line.
“Chicago took it to us. We won’t be going anywhere until we win a football game,” Jones said. “They played us well enough tonight to deserve to win the football game. We did all the things you can do that cause you to lose football games in the game.”
After the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Buffalo Bills, Jones said he would not make a coaching change and professed faith that Garrett was the right coach to change the team’s fortunes. Jones was envisioning the Cowboys running the table, winning the NFC East and becoming a threat to compete for a Super Bowl.
Given the performance Thursday, even Jones’ confidence has to be shaken with his team 6-7 with three games to play.
For the second straight game, the Cowboys’ offense opened with a first-possession touchdown. For the second straight game, things went downhill after that.
Similar to their loss to the Bills in which the defense allowed 26 straight points, the Cowboys were scorched again, giving up 24 unanswered points to the Bears.
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SOURCE: ESPN, Todd Archer