For people who love to squeeze the blood out of the rock, believe it's an honor to be in the National Football League, enjoy The Process, value all three phases of the game and just try to get better every day, this is outstanding news.
It is also a steaming pile of JS. (editor's note - in references to the Dallas Cowboys professional football team, the term BS no longer fits; it's JS).
The Dallas Cowboys are very much alive in the Big 12 North, and can win this division with an impressive 8-8 record, which would mean they would host a playoff game. Or, the Dallas Cowboys could finish 8-8 for a third consecutive season and miss the playoffs. Personally, my preference is they finish 6-10, win the division, and win two playoff games.
Every scenario up to and including the end of the world is in play, meaning Jerry had to back his head coach. He was asked, he answered. He means it.
As Jerry has told us many, many times - he likes to say, "I'm not trying to be trite" - just because he says it it does not make it so. And, another Jerryism, he reserves the right to change his mind.
With six games remaining in the regular season way too many possibilities can happen for Jerry to say anything other than he supports his head coach, and that he will return for next season.
In Jerry's mind, too many good things can happen not to believe this season will end on anything other than a positive note. A playoff game, relative to this franchise, is a positive and a reason to believe next season will be the best year in the history of organized sport.
Because it is Jerry, and because he has changed so many coaches before, the question had to be asked.
He answered it honestly.
The same question will be asked after the Cowboys' regular season finale against the Eagles on Dec. 29.
Jerry will answer it honestly then.
Just remember - he reserves the right to change his mind.
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