Cowboys management hasn’t approached Jason Garrett to discuss a contract extension, the Dallas head coach told reporters today, including Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. With Garrett’s current deal set to expire after the 2014 season, it appears as if he’s heading into a make-or-break year. For his part, the Cowboys coach said he hadn’t given much thought to the added job security a long-term contract would provide.
“My focus is on being the best coach I can be each and every day,” Garrett said. “That’s what I think about and that’s what my focus is.”
Garrett is 29-27 in three and a half years as the Cowboys’ head coach, and his three full seasons at the helm look awfully similar: Three consecutive 8-8 finishes, with zero playoff appearances. Given the expectations the Cowboys face heading into each and every season, it’d be no surprise if Garrett is on the hot seat this fall.
Speaking to the media in Indianapolis today, Garrett also confirmed what had been previously reported, telling reporters that he’ll be taking a step back from the offense in 2014 with Scott Linehan on board as the Cowboys’ primary play-caller (Twitter link via Todd Archer of ESPN.com).