“Jason not only was qualified when he took the job, but he’s improves every day, every week, every month, every year,’’ Jones said. “You know, one of the things you fear is that you train a guy up and then he leaves and he goes on and he’s even better for the next team than he was for you.
“I think Jason has grown leaps and bounds. We are so comfortable _ you know, comfortable can be a bad word, you want to be on edge too _ but I really think Jason is the right guy for this job.’’
This will be the first time under Garrett that Dallas (9-4) will finish with a winning record. In each of Garrett's first three seasons, the team finished 8-8. Jones also said that he believes his father, team owner Jerry Jones, feels the same way about Garrett.
“Obviously it’s an improvement this year and an improvement at a time when a lot of people didn’t think we would improve,’’ Stephen Jones said. “They actually thought we might go backwards and here we are at nine wins with three games to go.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do. But I really think Jason is the right guy for this job, and I know Jerry thinks the same thing. I certainly see Jason being a big part of our future.’’
The Cowboys enter Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles in first place in the NFC East.
- Jack Jorgensen