Thursday night brought with it several different reports on Jason Garrett that made Cowboys fans lose their mind and breathe a sigh of relief.
Yahoo Sports first reported that the long-time Cowboys head coach speaking with players as if “he’s still going to be with the Cowboys.”
“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.”
Added another source familiar with the exit interviews: “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.”
That was report was then followed by long-time NFL insider Ed Werder stating that Cowboys owners Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones have been slowly in regards to Jason Garrett’s status with the team out of an “abundance of care and respect” for him.
Whats even crazier about this process is that Garrett showed up to work today, but didn’t meet with Jerry and Stephen Jones as it was previously reported.
Garrett’s contract with the Cowboys is set to expire on January 14th.
Over the course of his 10 years in charge of the Cowboys, the 53-year-old led the team to a record of 85-67 (55.3 percent), which includes three playoff appearances.