Focused On "Process," Garrett Declines To Speculate On Contract Situation

IRVING, Texas – Cowboys coach Jason Garrett quashed several attempts to address his contract situation on Monday afternoon.

Much like several of his high-profile players, Garrett is on the last year of his current contract with the Cowboys, and the team's six-game winning streak has called attention to his future. Similar to his approach with his players, Garrett said he's concentrating on the here and now – which is preparing for next week's game against Washington.

"I just know where I need to focus, where our team needs to focus and it needs to focus on playing our best football," he said. "The way we do that is we focus on being our best today."

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones opted not to extend Garrett's contract this offseason, as the Cowboys have finished 8-8 and out of the playoffs in the three previous years of Garrett's tenure. As the Cowboys have continued to win this season, Jones has declined to speculate on potential contract talk.

Jones did offer his support outside the Cowboys' postgame locker room on Sunday, however.

"I've always thought that he had the potential to be a serious and consistent winning coach in the NFL," Jones said.  "I'm just proud that he's structured his staff the way he has, and I'm glad he's coaching them the way he has. I'm just glad to see him have this kind of success."


Garrett was 29-27 as the Cowboys' head coach when the season started, but the ongoing winning streak has bolstered that record to 35-28. He reiterated that he's only focused on the "process" of prepping the Cowboys for another game.

"If you just keep trying to do things the right way, the results on the scoreboard will hopefully take care of itself," he said. "And that's just the way I think. That's the way we try to help this team."

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