Is Jason Garrett now on the hot seat with Sean Payton a coaching free agent
How the Cowboys do from here on out puts coach Jason Garrett on the hot seat. (Hotter seat?) He is 16-16 as Cowboys coach since the midway point of 2010 when he took over for Wade Phillips.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he likes Garrett and the direction of the team under him. At least that's what he said before the game when he thought the Cowboys had a chance to beat the Falcons.
But he was reminded after the 19-13 to the Falcons that the Cowboys are 4-9 in the last 13 games under Garrett.
“I liked the direction when I said it. OK?” Jones said. “And so I’m just saying I don’t like our direction when we’re sitting here having lost tonight here. But I liked our direction when I said it before. That's how it could be. It had to do with the timing when I said I liked our direction.”
The focus on Garrett just got a little hotter with Saints coach Sean Payton, a favorite of Jones’, possibly a coaching free agent at the end of the season. Payton was a Cowboys’ assistant coach from 2003-05. He makes his home in Westlake.
Garret also is disappointed with the Cowboys at the midway point, but he said the team will stay together.
"We have to keep looking at ourselves to see what we are doing," Garrett said. "You have to stay together you have to go back to work. You can't worry about what happened before. You can’t worry about the future. You have to keep banging away. We have to find a way to do more.”
The present and future is now at stake.
-- Clarence Hill