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Jerry Jones Not Hitting Cowboys Panic Button; Garrett Will Not Call Plays

September 25, 2018 - 8:58 am
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DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Following another early season Cowboys loss, team owner Jerry Jones says he's not hitting the 'panic button' and is not planning on making any changes to the roster or the coaching staff.

"I won’t criticize us for not making changes (this season) when we made 8 or 9 changes to the coaching staff (last season)” Jerry Jones told The Fan's Shan & RJ during his weekly radio show. 

Now in his 11th year with the Cowboys, and 8th year as the head coach, Jason Garrett has the support of the owner and management, but according to Jones, he will not be taking over as the play caller for the team. 

"No. There have not been any discussions or plans for him to become the play caller" said Jones. 

When asked about possible personnel moves, Jones replied that he would not make one just to shake things up. "That’s not called for here" said Jones. "What we need to do is play better."

Looking back at the loss to Seattle, Jones said he did see some encouraging things, mostly from running back Ezekiel Elliott.

“What we did do, what we planned to do - we really ran that ball" said Jones. "To do it for the average we did is very encouraging. You should have better offensive production when you can run the ball like that."

Wen asked about his concerns for quarterback Dak Perscott's performance (19 of 34 for 168 yards and a 3-yard shovel pass TD) Jones said “I don’t think I’ve ever been with the Cowboys where there weren’t areas of concern. I think we’ve seen Dak really do well and compete with what we want him to do. We’ve just got to put it together."