Garrett, like any other head coach, is praised when he's winning and picked apart when he's losing. "It would give us zero chance if we didn't have [Garrett]".
The Cowboys will visit the Chicago Bears (also 6-6) on Thursday night, while the Eagles will host the New York Giants on Monday.
Garrett's position has been the subject of increasing scrutiny as the Cowboys have suffered successive defeats to the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills, dropping them to 6-6, though they still lead the NFC East. "Let's start right there", Jones said.More news: Drake is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade
Reporters know better by now than to expect a straightforward answer from Garrett.
The G-Men are on track for their consecutive double-digit losing season for the first time since the three-year period between 1978-1980 and head coach Pat Shurmur's days in New Jersey appear numbered.
Garrett offers a safety net, the owner said, for young coaches like offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
Garrett, unlike any other coach, is a lame duck, his contract will expire in 2020.More news: Preaching blockchain in North Korea gets an American in trouble at home
"I look at our team with our skills and at other teams with their skills, and nothing in my head appeals to me that we cannot play well enough to bring it home", said Jones. "Those three guys did a nice job for us, but Brett is going to be our kicker going forward", Garrett said.
Still, Jones' tone Tuesday morning repeatedly returned to the joys of post-Cowboys life for former head coaches.
During his recent appearance on 105.3 The FAN, Jones said "In my opinion, Jason Garrett will be coaching in the National Football League next year".
Dallas lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round last year and speaking on FOX NFL Sunday at the weekend, Jay Glazer of The Athletic suggested Garrett would have to win the Super Bowl to remain in Dallas next year. He just isn't ready to say yet whether it will be in Dallas.More news: 2010s Hottest Decade in History, UN Says as Emissions Rise Again
Dating back to the 2014 season, Garrett and the Cowboys have been fortunate enough to win three NFC East titles, and depending on how things play out over the final four weeks, that number could very well increase to four by the end of Week 17.