Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones had a one-word answer when asked if there was any scenario in which he would make an in-season coaching change in 2018 following his team's 28-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.
The loss to the Titans dropped the Cowboys to 3-5 at the midway point of the season, leaving them two games behind the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins.
At the bye, Jones traded for wide receiver Amari Cooper, sending the Cowboys' first-round pick in 2019 to the Oakland Raiders, and Garrett fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander and replaced him with Marc Colombo.
The Cowboys hoped those moves would energize them coming into the Tennessee game, but the Cowboys scored zero points in the second half.
"I very candidly didn't see this coming," Jones said. "I thought we would be sitting here with a positive result. This is a surprise to me and is a setback. Now when you're halfway through the season, losing a ballgame in the NFL, if that causes you to be deterred or to not think that there's a future ahead of you, then you've picked the wrong world to operate in. That's not the life we've chosen."
Since taking over for Phillips, Garrett has posted a 70-58 record with just two playoff appearances and one postseason victory.
It's only a matter of time before Jason Garrett gets the axe.