Allen Kim

Jerry Jones Says Jason Garrett Will Return In 2014

Nov 21, 2013 7:10 PM EST

Jason Garrett can feel a little safer knowing that his job is secure through next season … or so Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says.

"It's not that (an Armageddon year) for Jason, and I'm disappointed that we don't have a better record,” Jones said. “But he has got us in position to win the division and got a team here that I firmly believe has the ability to be one of the better-playing teams at the end and in position to get in the playoffs. We see logically how to get in the playoffs, we have that, for all practical purposes, in our control. Now that's a pretty good spot to be in after 10 games. And so a lot of this story is to be played out. It does not have a bearing on whether or not he will be our coach next year."

Keep in mind that Jones once said that he wouldn’t fire a coach midseason, yet Wade Phillips was canned midway through the 2010 season. So it’s hard to take Jones at his word when he says that Garrett’s job is secure through the 2014 season.

Garrett has had the Cowboys in a position to win the NFC East and a spot in the playoffs, but he failed two seasons in a row. Dallas has 8-8 records in back-to-back seasons, and failures in Week 17 in both seasons prevented them from reaching the postseason.