Jason Garrett will be Cowboys coach in '12 'no matter what'

In the NFC East, it probably would not come as a shock if any one of the four coaches was fired at the end of the season.

Surprise? Maybe in an instance or two. But shock? No way.

We suppose it will be a real shock in Dallas if something that happens because Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is once again singing the praises of coach Jason Garrett. Jones said Garrett is safe no matter what happens Sunday night in a play-in game at MetLife Stadium. The winner between the Cowboys and New York Giants claims the NFC East and reaches the postseason. The loser? Well, the loser will have squandered an ideal situation with a lousy season.

"That's just ridiculous,” Jones said about Garrett this morning on 105.3 FM in Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We're just getting started with Jason.

“It's just not the case at all. Nobody is worried about the coach's job here. We'll answer this thing as many ways as you want to answer it with as many circumstances, his job has no bearing and is not a part of this ballgame. Yes, he's going to be our coach next year period no matter what the score is.”

So, there you have it. Garrett is going nowhere.

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