On Jan. 12, reports surfaced that the Dallas Cowboys were expected to negotiate an extension with head coach Jason Garrett, only for conflicting reports about Garrett's future with the team to come to light two and a half weeks later.
Jerry Jones is not expected to extend the contract of Cowboys’ HC Jason Garrett, short or long term, as he now enters the final year of his contract, per @toddarcher.
On Saturday night Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Garrett will be coaching for his job in 2019.
Via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill, Jones explained at the NFL Honors, “We have been there before without a contract. He trusts me. I do trust him or he wouldn’t be the head coach to begin with. Our business is made too much of when you look at extensions and non extensions.”
Questions surrounding Garrett's tenure in Dallas swelled back in 2014 as well, before the Cowboys coach answered with a 12-4 record and an NFC East title before losing in the infamous Dez Bryant "catch" game. Dallas rewarded him with a five-year, $30 million extension.
When asked about his future in Big-D, Garrett told the Star-Telegram, “I don’t spend a lot of time on the business of football. I spend time trying to build a team we all can be proud of.”
Garrett will need to do just that if he plans on remaining on the Cowboys' sideline going forward. The franchise has reportedly had their eyes on New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton as his replacement.