Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones says head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t have to make the playoffs this season to keep his job.
In Garrett's four seasons as the Cowboys coach, the team has not made the playoffs.
When asked if Garrett's job depends on the team's postseason success in the upcoming season, Jones said he doesn't look at it that way, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“I don’t think so,” Jones said at the NFL owners meetings. "It’s no secret that we probably are shoulder to shoulder on the success we’d like for this team to have with him as head coach and what it would do for our fans’ future, our future.
“He’s more capable today than he was when he took over as head coach. If that arrow is going up, it just makes sense to have our future with Jason.”
Garrett is entering the last season of his contract and the team has finished 8-8 in each of the past three years.
Garrett says that he hasn't talked about his job security with Jones.
“We really haven’t talked about that at all,” Garrett said Wednesday at the NFC breakfast during the owners meetings. “Again, my focus is on coaching to the best of my ability each and every day and to try to help the Dallas Cowboys become a better football team."