Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Cowboys-romo-talks
Garrett and Jones in Oxnard press-conference The Cowboys recently arrived in Oxnard, California to begin training camp, and Jerry Jones is already making headlines. In his first press conference the Owner/GM declared that Head Coach Jason Garrett isn’t on the hot seat. You sure about that one Jerry? Jones stated that the 2013 season will not be an armageddon year for Garrett, which quite frankly I find hard to believe. As a Cowboys fan myself, you have to love the  vote of confidence your owner has in your head coach. However, it’s hard to stomach the three year hiatus from the playoffs and inconsistent performance. Garrett’s teams have finished 8-8 in his two full seasons as head coach, failing to make the playoffs. In his tenure, the Cowboys possesses a 21-19 record, just two games over .500, a symbol of mediocrity. Yes its not entirely his fault. A head coach doesn’t play in the field, and isn’t responsible for some of the team’s mistakes in the front office. But, Garrett needs to be the source of leadership and must improve his execution skills as a head coach for the ‘Boys to return to the playoffs this season. The owner has not been shy to say the past two seasons have been some of the most disappointing he’s witnessed since buying the franchise. From the disappointment, Jones promised change. He delivered. The defense will boast a new look schematically. And the offense will have a new play-caller. Garrett lost the guy he chose to run his defense in Rob Ryan, and he himself was brought to the Cowboys to call plays. Sounds like he’s got a real vote of confidence from Jerry. However, I believe the changes made by Jones will be good for Garrett, and just might actually take him off the hot seat, a seat the owner repeatedly says he isn’t on. With Bill Callahan now calling plays, Garrett can now focus on the little things it takes to win, particularly clock management, and execution. Garrett has made several catastrophic mistakes in the past few seasons that have cost the team games. Cowboy fans don’t need to be reminded of the disasters in clock management in a loss at Baltimore last year, or the year prior when Garrett “iced” his own kicker Dan Bailey in a crucial loss in Arizona. Not having to invest so much time in an offensive game plan, Garrett will for the first time focus on the bigger picture as a head coach. The Princeton graduate has the football knowledge to be successful looking at the big picture of the game. Secondly, Monte Kiffin can only help Garrett keep his job. The switch to the 4-3 will suit the personnel the Cowboys possess, and they will most definitely improve. The father of the Tampa 2 scheme, Kiffin will help the Cowboys create more turnovers and be more of a force on defense. Both changes point to improved performance and more wins for the Cowboys. More wins translate to increased job security. Strangely, Jerry Jones’ undermining of Jason Garrett’s authority might actually save his job. Jones’ says he’s comfortable with Garrett as his head coach, but I think he’s just more confident in the team after changes he himself has pushed forward. The Cowboys, in Jerry’s opinion and mine, will be improved in 2013. I think they make the playoffs. If the ‘Boys do indeed make the playoffs, Garrett’s job will be saved. If they don’t, Garrett will be shown the door despite Jones’ words. And hey doesn’t this coaching staff minus Garrett look an awful lot like your Super Bowl Tampa Bay Buccaneer Staff Jon Gruden?          
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dekker changes his Twitter to painful memory

Five best quarterback situations in the NFL

MLB players want to trade lives with Tom Brady

WATCH: Ohio State dog urinates on Michigan fire hydrant

Gregg Marshall is staying at Wichita State

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bengals troll Browns with April Fools’ Day joke

Malcolm Jenkins on McCoy trade: Could've gotten more

Does Romo restructure pave the way for Peterson?

Todd Gurley: 2015 NFL Draft Profile

Colts' Robert Mathis hopes to be back by training camp

LeBron thought Kyrie was a ballhog when season started

Gus Malzahn not happy about Michigan satellite camp

WATCH: Kaman pushes CP3 after shot to groin

Kelly Olynyk helps Celtics to win despite eye injury

Report: Boston mayor furious over Olympics rumors

Ravens commit tampering violation, show it on Twitter

Lightning won’t sell playoff tickets to non-Florida residents

Brad Stevens dismisses Texas rumor

Albert, Costas and Michaels to work together for the first time

A’s closer buying tickets to fill stands at LGBT Pride Night

13 U.S. senators call on FIFA to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

The San Antonio Spurs are beautiful again

Auriemma blasts men’s college basketball: ‘The game is a joke’

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five best QB situations in the NFL

Dark horse Cy Young candidates

Final Four fact or fiction

Why WrestleMania 31 was an all-time great

Five worst QB situations in NFL

WATCH: Curry drops CP3 with crossover

Durant wants to spend career in OKC

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.