Garrett made a considerable amount of mistakes in the 2011 season, mistakes that would normally cause a coach to lose his job. He acknowledged his shortcomings as a coach, saying he must learn from his mistakes before the Cowboys can improve.
It was painfully obvious that Garrett—who was no prior head coaching experience—was still learning his position. Jones assured the coach that his job is safe for the 2012 season. Jones went out on a limb to hire Garrett to replace Wade Phillips and seems determined to prove that he made the right choice.