On Sunday, after the Cowboys lost 20-16 to New England, team owner Jerry Jones second-guessed why head coach Jason Garrett elected to take a conservative approach and run the the ball on three consecutive plays during a possession that preceded the Patriots’ game-winning touchdown drive. Garrett seemed unfazed by Jones’ comments, saying they’re to be expected from an owner who regularly speaks his mind and is involved in the team’s football operations. “Well, anybody who’s ever had the good fortune to work for Jerry Jones understands that he wants to win,” Garrett said.
“He’s very passionate about it. And I’ve had that experience as a player, as an assistant coach and now as a head coach. Like I said anybody who’s been around him understands how much he cares about winning. That’s one of the things we love about working for this organization. He’s very passionate about the game and he’s very emotional about the game.” After the game, head coach and owner had a “good conversation,” as Garrett described it. “When you lose a ballgame like that,” Garrett added, “sometimes things are said and you’ve just gotta kind of understand what the environment is, process it and move on.”