Even though Jerry Jones said last week that Jason Garrett isn't coaching for his job this season, the Cowboys head coach figures that comes with the job.
"Ever since I’ve been in this league, as a player, as a coach, I think everybody each and every day is playing and coaching for their jobs," Garrett said Tuesday. "That’s the nature of this thing, and that’s what makes the NFL great. You come here to work every day and you know we use the word urgency a lot to make important. Every day is important as a coach, as a player, we’re trying to get ourselves better each and every day so we can become the team we want to be."
Garrett is 21-19 in his 2 1/2 seasons as the Cowboys' head coach. He is entering the third year of a four-year deal he signed before the 2011 season after Jones removed the "interim" title Garrett received midway through the 2010 season when he replaced Wade Phillips.
But the Cowboys owner said on NFL Network last week that Garrett's job is not on the line this season.
"Well, no, no he's not ... to the last question: Is Jason coaching for his job? No," Jones said from the NFL's spring meetings in Boston. "What we're doing is taking the assets that we have, and Jason being right at the top and certainly our premier asset, and we're using them to the best of our ability."
-- Charean Williams