Jones regrets criticizing Garrett's play-calling
Sports Xchange, October 19, 2011
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones openly questioned his
head coach in the locker room Sunday following Dallas' 20-16 loss to
Now Jones wishes he hadn't said anything at all.
Jones went on the retreat Tuesday, using his local
radio show to support Jason Garrett and express regret for opening his
mouth to reporters and criticizing his coach for being too conservative.
"I would say that probably if I had that to do
over again, I wouldn't comment, period," Jones said. "I wouldn't even
answer a question about it. I was asked the questions, and you can
always say, 'No comment.'
"But I did (comment), and I was real clear that
this was a flip of the coin. That's what Jason frankly is paid to do,
is make those decisions, and there's no one that I'd rather have make
the decisions regarding our football team right now on an offensive
Jones said he remains firmly behind Garrett.
"There's absolutely no issue that I have with
Jason Garrett's play-calling. I want to get that real clear," Jones
For his part, Garrett put the issue to rest Monday
when he said he had no problem with Jones' comments.
"Anybody who has ever had the good fortune of
working for Jerry Jones understands that he wants to win," Garrett
said. "He's very passionate about it. I've had that experience as a
player, as an assistant coach and now as a head coach. Like I said,
anybody who has been around him understands how much he cares about
winning, and that's one of the things we love about working for this
organization. He's very passionate about the game, and he's very
emotional about the game."
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