The owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, did not like what he had seen on Monday night, but that does not mean that he is considering a change of coaching at the time of the season.
"I think we know we have eight games left and we still have a long way to go this season," Jones told reporters following a 28-14 loss to the Titans. "We want to play better than we did tonight, so I think every single one and every coach and front office staff, including me, needs to do better."
This means that Jason Garrett, who is 70-58 years old with only two playoffs and a playoff win, gets stuck, though Jones admitted he did not like the way the team played.
"Had we played much better tonight and had the loss, I would be more positive. We have to play better. If we do not play better, we have no plans, "he said. "We have to play better. For some reason, we did not play well after the first energy boost in the early part of the game. We just did not play well. "
The only changes the team wanted to lean towards were the staff and the offensive coach. The Cowboys sent their first round of the 2019 election to Oakland. Reigning receiver Amari Cooper and Garrett dropped O-Line coach Paul Alexander, who replaced him with Marc Colombo. The job of the offensive coordinator Scott Linehan seems safe.
"I do not expect any more coaching changes," Jones said.
Cooper was targeted eight times on Monday night and received five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. The offensive line allowed five sacks and six quarterback hits when she had difficulty plowing the road to Ezekiel Elliott (61 yards on 17 trages). The Cowboys did not score in the second half and are now sitting at 3-5 as they prepare for the Eagles on Sunday night in Philadelphia. Then they play the Falcons in Atlanta, then on Thursdays in a row at home in Washington and New Orleans. A make-or-break series in front of the mostly national TV audience could change Jones's mindset. Eight years ago, though, he said he would not change coaches that season, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said he fired Wade Phillips three days later. Everything can happen to Jerry Jones.
"I did not quite see it coming," he admitted on Monday night. "I thought we would sit here with a positive result. That's a surprise for me and a setback. Well, if you've lost a ball game in the NFL halfway through the season, if you're deterred by it or do not believe you're facing a future, then you've opted for the wrong world, the life we've chosen. "
One thing is certain: he will not fire the guy who has been the right general manager for over 20 years.
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