"I just think he's done an outstanding job with this team," Jones said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "There has been adversity in this season. He's handled it well. He's never complained, never blinked. I know our guys play hard for him. I don't believe anybody has refuted that. No one wants to win more games than Jason. I know he's disappointed that we haven't won more games, but at the same time, we do have a winning record right now. We're in the hunt."
Garrett has had to cope with a costly injury to running back DeMarco Murray, and more recently, with the tragedy surrounding Jerry Brown Jr.'s death. The Cowboys' lapses, especially in home games, have given rise to media speculation about prominent NFL coaches or ex-coaches coming to Dallas to replace Garrett. The names of Jon Gruden, Mike Holmgren and even the Saints' Sean Payton have been mentioned.