"But there are qualified people". Jason Garrett is one of them.
Garrett will have plenty of opportunities if Jones decides to let him go, but with four more games on the Cowboys' schedule, Garrett's fate is very much in his own hands.
"In my opinion, Jason Garrett will be coaching in the National Football League next year", Jones said.
Jones said after the team's loss to the New England Patriots in Week 12 that he "shouldn't be this frustrated", given the makeup of his roster, but appeared to back Garrett after Thursday's loss to the Bills. "Start right there. He is a good coach".
Garrett wouldn't be the first coach to ever get a second chance at running a team, and his work in guiding Dallas to a 13-3 record with a rookie quarterback in 2016 would be intriguing to team's with young starters, such as the Giants with Daniel Jones, or possible the Washington Redskins with Dwayne Haskins. He knows this team better than anybody.
"I've had the unfortunate familiarity of going against him for years and years in Kansas City", said Nagy. "He is the guy for the job". Still, despite Jones' words this week, his previous words in post-game speeches about the role coaching played in his frustrations should be seen as more indicative of how he feels.
But Jones said the team has time to get it together and change the story.
The Giants seem obvious because they're in the same division as the Cowboys, but there are plenty of other options for Garrett should he find himself needing employment.
He will be coaching in the National Football League next year, Jones said.
Clarence E. Hill Jr. has covered the Dallas Cowboys as a beat writer/columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 1997. Saying that Garrett will be coaching in the National Football League is not the same thing as saying he'll still be coaching the Cowboys, where he's been since 2011.