Jason Garrett is set to play out the final year of his current contract. Rather than offer him an extension, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has no interest in taking that lame-duck status away from his head coach.
Speaking on the matter Tuesday on the “Rich Eisen Show,” Jones said, “I’m satisfied with where we are with his contract right now… We all know that we need to get out here and win ball games.”
Dallas is entering some potentially choppy waters — it’s a make-or-break year not only for Garrett, but the organization as a whole.
Dak Prescott is set to ink a long-term contract that will reportedly be worth $30 million-plus per year. We’re not sold on him being anywhere near worth that kind of financial commitment.
Ezekiel Elliott will need to be extended soon as well, along with high-profile receiver Amari Cooper. The Cowboys already paid defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence this offseason, too.
Dallas hasn’t gotten past the Divisional Round of the playoffs since 1995, when the team won its last Super Bowl. Since then, the Cowboys have won just four total playoff games, and Garrett’s personal coaching record in the postseason is 2-3.
Needless to say, there is a lot riding on the current roster. And with those huge expectations comes a ton of pressure for Garrett to get something out of the talent Jones has provided him.