Jones: Coaching Decision Coming Soon

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects a "pretty immediate resolve" to naming a permanent head coach, saying his search could essentially conclude as early as today with an official announcement possibly coming Wednesday.

"We're moving at a real good rate from a timing standpoint," Jones said Tuesday on his weekly radio show (KRLD-FM). . . . "I think we'll have a lot of this done by the afternoon today. We've been working hard overnight and have got a lot set up."

All signs point to interim head coach Jason Garrett as the leading candidate, but Jones has not declared a frontrunner. As of Sunday Jones said he had not interviewed any candidates, including wide receivers coach Ray Sherman, whom he expected to speak with at some point.

At minimum, teams are required to interview at least one minority candidate as part of the Rooney Rule, and Jones has made clear he supports and is committing to following the rule.

Jones has said he doesn't need a formal interview with Garrett, citing his previous experience with him and his eight-game tenure as interim coach. The Cowboys won five of eight games, losing three by seven total points to finish 6-10 after a 1-7 start.

"I'm really pleased frankly with how this has turned out, frankly, relative to these last eight ball games," Jones said. "I'm really proud that we've had the success that we've had. 

"I want to say this, there's no joy in Mudville here regarding the success that we've had, but it's better than what it could have been and it does give a real positive thing to evaluate regarding Jason."

-*Rob
*@robphillips3 (Twitter)

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