Jerry Jones, for now, is sticking by his coach.
Those words of support come one day after NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Tony Romo has a herniated disk in his back, leaving the starting quarterback's availability in question for Sunday night's winner-take-all meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles.
"Tony will play with all the pain you'll deal him, but the doctors have to clear him," Jones said, who reiterated Tuesday that if the passer's treatment goes well, Romo should not be ruled out against the Eagles.
NFL Media's Albert Breer noted Monday that Jones might not be itching to fire his coach after the Cowboys have dumped so much time and dough into Garrett's development. He was hired seven years ago as an offensive coordinator and paid $3 million per season as an assistant before rising to the head role.
We'll find out soon enough how far that loyalty extends.
Also from Jones on Tuesday:
» Despite Monday's chaos, Jones hasn't forgotten about the holidays, acknowledging that he spent part of yesterday wrapping a gift. A fruit cake.