Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/21/13

The Dallas Cowboys are a mediocre 5-5 club after entering the 2013 NFL season with an impressive roster and expectations of playing deep into January, but according to owner Jerry Jones, the team’s struggles won’t cost head coach Jason Garrett his job before the next season. On Thursday, Jones said that his 47-year-old coach will be back in 2014, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram beat writer Clarence Hill. Jerry jones said Jason Garrett will return as coach next year. How they finish will not impact that. guaranteed Garrett's return in 2014.— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) November 21, 2013 The Cowboys often deal with a lot of distractions because of the immense popularity of the franchise and the outspoken nature of several of its players, but this message from Jones may actually benefit his team by eliminating, at least for now, the possibility that Garrett’s job is on the line in the final month-and-a-half of the year. Despite being at .500, the Cowboys are very much in the NFC playoff race. They are one game behind the Philadelphia Eagles in a weak NFC East division, and trail Chicago, Arizona, San Francisco and Detroit by one game for the conference’s second wild card berth. Dallas’ remaining schedule consists of several winnable games, including important matchups against Green Bay and Chicago, in addition to the three division games. For a team that deals with constant distractions, lots of criticism and high expectations, Jones’ latest vote of confidence in Garrett could calm the situation in Dallas and help the team focus on its goals for this season, most of which are still attainable. Follow Nicholas Goss on Twitter here.Filed under: Headlines, NFL, Nicholas Goss

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