Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is in the final year of his four-year contract.
He’ll tell you he’s too consumed with today’s to-do list to spend any time thinking about his contract situation and whether he’ll get an extension.
At the same time, Garrett spends a lot of time talking about building a program and how the process of building a team with staying power takes time.
Garrett is 29-27 as a head coach and has missed the playoffs each of his three full seasons as head coach.
For now, Jerry Jones isn’t interested in committing to Garrett beyond this season.
“Well if I said that, I’d be giving him a contract and that’s not how we’re operating here,” Jones said of committing to Garrett beyond this season.
“I have in no way shut that door, but I have already decided that we were going to operate this year with his contract status the way that it is.”
As you would expect, Jones declined to rule out altering Garrett’s contract status during the season.
“I’m just saying as we sit here right now and as we enter the season, then I thought it was in the best interest of the team for us to keep the status of the coaches’ contracts the way that they generally are across the board,” Jones said. “And I haven’t changed that from the way you started training camp.”