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Jones: In Garrett he trusts as Cowboys coach for years to come

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Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones continues to give his endorsement to Jason Garrett, saying he thinks the team has its coach of the future.

"I saw things in our head coach that really give me a lot of promise for not only 2013 but for years to come," Jones said in an interview on the Cowboys' website. "I'm excited about Jason Garrett."

Jones emphasized that Garrett made the call on recent changes to his coaching staff that included the departure of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Jones didn't balk at the expense of the terminations.

"He did the evaluations," Jones said. "He basically said, 'Jerry here's who I want to get.'"

In the six-minute video posted Thursday on the team's website, Jones went out of his way to support Garrett on the heels of a second consecutive 8-8 season that resulted in the Cowboys missing the playoffs.

The revised coaching staff will include changes with the defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator, offensive line, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and defensive line coaches. And Bill Callahan also is expected to become the offensive play-caller, taking over for Garrett.

"This was a change of commitment," Jones said. "We had to honor the commitments we had in coaches, all of that ultimately ended up, frankly, being pretty expensive. But at the cost of, or the sacrifice of, not being able to improve, that was trite, in my mind."
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