Throughout the majority of the 2012 NFL regular season, the Dallas Cowboys were in the headlines quite a bit with the consensus being that if the outcome of the season wasn’t favorable in terms of winning a playoff game or at least clinching a playoff spot, drastic changes would follow with head coach Jason Garrett and starting quarterback Tony Romo potentially on their way out of Dallas.
After a second-half resurgence, the Cowboys were able to get within striking distance of the NFC East division title. The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants were knocked out of a contention in terms of competing for the division crown leaving the up-and-coming Washington Redskins to battle it out with Romo and company in the regular-season finale.
Unfortunately for Dallas, Romo failed to come through in that final game throwing three interceptions and basically handing the division title and a playoff spot to rookie Robert Griffin III.
As a result, the Cowboys missed the playoffs and owner Jerry Jones is promising changes are on the horizon.
Once Jones made the statement that changes must be made, most believed Garrett would be shown the door and or Romo would be the first to go. It appears that the outspoken owner has no intention of making either move with the intention of re-signing Romo long-term and keeping Garrett around.
In response to Jones’ comments, Garrett said the following via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com:
“If we think collectively that something can help us in doing something different than we’re doing it now — that’s going to make us a better football team — I’m open to it,” Garrett said. “I’ve made no bones about that from the beginning. I just believe in that from the bottom of my heart.”
As of right now, there’s no telling what direction Jones wants to go in with his struggling franchise. Even though there’s been no clear indication of potential moves, it’s safe to say this team may look drastically different in 2013 with Dallas no longer willing to accept failure without change.