Jerry Jones defends Jason Garrett’s trip to World Series

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, whose team is 3-4 and searching for answers as it comes off its bye week, took some heat from former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson – as well as some fans – for going to Game 3 of the World Series last Friday night in Los Angeles.

Johnson, who won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys, said on Sunday’s Fox pregame show:

“I think it sends the wrong message, not only to the fans, but to the players. At 3-4, there’s work to be done.”

But you know who wasn’t upset with Garrett – his boss, Jerry Jones. The Cowboys owner said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, according to ESPN:

“I’m not associated with anybody that works any harder than Jason Garrett. I can assure that he did have his mind on our team. … I know where Jason Garrett’s mind is and I know where his work ethic is. A little bit of a respite now and then as far as the bye week is not an issue.”

“No one recognizes more the visibility and, if you will, interest in what we are doing when we aren’t playing football on that particular weekend and so everyone takes that into account,” Jones said. “But as far as, again, going back to Jason. I just chuckle when I think about there might be some criticism as to where his mind is and his work ethic.”

While getting out out town for a day or two of a bye week isn’t against any laws, Garrett is coming off a loss to the Redskins in which many questioned his conservative play-calling in the final minutes that lead to a 3-point loss.

So you can understand why some fans would be frustrated to see their coach laughing it up with country star Brad Paisley in the first row of Dodger Stadium on a Friday night.

But Jones has always loved Garrett no matter what, so his take on this matter isn’t much of a shock.

You know what else isn’t much of a shock? The Cowboys’ current record.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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