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Jerry Jones Defends Jason Garrett Despite Cowboys Recent Struggles

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 07: Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys walks on the field at NRG Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 19-16 in overtime. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys were expected to be one of the premier teams in the NFC, and after the first three weeks, they looked like a force to be reckoned with...against a series of wrecks.

However, their schedule got tougher (because there was no way for it to get easier) and they've lost three straight games, including on Sunday against the winless New York Jets.

You think that'll force the hand of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to fire head coach Jason Garrett, who is the epitome of mediocrity? Not in the slightest.

“I was a lot happier with what he had done the first three games than what’s happened the last three games,” Jones said. “But the big thing I want to say is: It’s not just him. That had a lot of input out there tonight to get in that spot. I again thought as a team we really stepped up and came back from that spot, and got it to where we might have had a chance to win it. But we did not play well enough to win tonight.”

Obviously, this is bigger than just Jason Garrett, but what Jones continually fails to do is put any blame on his head coach. He's an offensive-minded coach, and yet the offense continues to fail to live up to expectations.

Yes, quarterback Dak Prescott is not blameless in this equation, but Garrett has been the common link with Dallas' problems dating back to the Tony Romo era.

But hey, if you are yes-man with Jerry, it seems your job is safe for a very long time.