Jerry Jones Says Coach Jason Garrett "Not A Yes Man"

105.3 The Fan
October 22, 2019 - 8:57 am

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - The reason the relationship works between Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett is because Garrett is not a 'yes man', according to Jones. 

"Jason Garrett is not a yes man," said Jones in his weekly interview with The Fan's Shan & RJ.

“Is it important that you have a ‘Yes man’ there from any perspective? It’s important not to have a, ‘Yes man, there,” Jones said. “Jason Garrett is not a ‘Yes man.’ I don’t say that, must-me protest. I say that because he’s not. Is Jason respectful of the order of things? Of course, he is.”

Many had believed that Garrett was on a coaching 'hot seat' leading into the Cowboys matchup against the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles despite Jones saying repeatedly that these was no such pressure on his coach. 

And with that rumor out there, and Jones himself saying that Garrett would be a very "sought after" on the coaching market, there seemed to be some interested parties - if the job ever became available. One of those being former Ohio State University coach Urban Meyer.

Jones says he took Urban Meyer’s comments that he would be interested in the Cowboys job as a compliment.

"For Urban Meyer to say that is a compliment. Period. I really know that. The job is a great job," said Jones. "Now, that's not implying that I made it that way or I don't make it that way. It's just the place to be."

And with this week being the anniversary of the Cowboys trading for WR Amari Cooper, Jerry said, "We're proud to have Amari. He's impactful to our team. That's exactly what we used that pick for. He's certainly performed at the level we anticipated. I have no reason to think Amari Cooper won't finish his career as a Dallas Cowboy."