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Emmitt Smith says Jason Garrett is on a 'short leash'

Cowboys coach under scrutiny Aaron Wilson

Print This June 25, 2014, 10:45 AM EST

Legendary retired Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith weighed in on the status of Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and his relationship with owner Jerry Jones.

Garrett has been a survivor despite mixed success, but perhaps the seat underneath him is growing hotter if the Cowboys don't get to the playoffs.

"I don't think anybody can explain anything that Mr. Jones is doing, so I'm not going to even attempt to try to explain it," Smith told FOX Sports Radio. "But it is a different kind of relationship, and it's a relationship that I honestly believe is on a shoe string. Because success is something that the Dallas Cowboys are definitely striving for and definitely need to have this year... And I see that shoe string being a little baby shoe string. That means that it's on a short little leash."

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