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Thursday November 21st, 2013

Jason Garrett said the Cowboys' playcalling will be a collaborative effort. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett's job is safe for now, according to the team's owner. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said head coach Jason Garrett will return as the team's coach next year no matter how they finish this season, according to a report from Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Jones was asked if Garrett would be the team's head coach next season.

“Yes,’’ Jones replied. “Yes.’’

Garrett is in his fourth season with the team and has an overall record of 26-24, including 5-5 this season, which is second in the dismal NFC East. Dallas is a half game behind the Eagles for the division lead.

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The Cowboys haven't made the playoffs in any of the years Garrett has been at the helm, and the team has just one playoff win in the last 17 years.

“It’s not that for Jason,’’ Jones said to the Dallas Morning News. “I’m disappointed we don’t have a better record, but he has got us in position to win the division and got a team here I firmly believe has the ability to be one of the better playing teams at the end.

“We’re positioned to get in the playoffs. We see logically how to get in the playoffs. We have that for all practical purposes in our control. Now, that’s a pretty good spot to be in after 10 games.

“A lot of this story is to be played out. It does not have a bearing on whether or not he will be our coach next year. It has no bearing on that.’’

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