Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones, and Stephen Jones have now had three different meetings with each other regarding his future with the team, but nothing has seemingly leaked out about where the front office might go with things.
That was until Thursday, when Yahoo Sports got word from their sources that Garrett is basically talking and acting as if he is going to be with the team in the future.
“Those familiar with some of the meetings say Garrett is operating like he’s going to be a part of the organization moving forward.
According to multiple sources familiar with a handful of Garrett’s exit interviews, he conducted himself in the same manner as past seasons — thanking players for their contributions in 2019 and then talking about their offseason outlook. Several sources added that in some cases where players had expiring contracts, Garrett went as far as expressing that the Cowboys would have interest in the players returning in 2020.
“The interview confused [the player],” one source said. “[He] went in thinking it was going to be a goodbye and maybe he’d hear a ‘this is a business’ speech and it turned out to be more of a ‘good job’ and ‘see you later’ feeling. It’s normal to the point of being weird, given everything [he] was expecting.”
Another source told Yahoo Sports that “Jason is so myopic. I think he’s just doing his job like everything is normal because his contract hasn’t expired yet. He’s still under contract so he’s still doing his job like he normally would.”
The report goes on to state that several veterans players chose not to meet with Garrett for their exit interview and left town without sitting down with the coach.
Garrett’s head coaching contract is set to expire on Jan. 14 and Dallas has yet to reach out to a single outside candidate for an official interview.
Jerry Jones and company very well might let his contract end and just choose not to renew instead of firing him like the fan base wants him to.