Frustrated Jerry talks head coach

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:06 AM ET

If there's a super bowl victory on your resume, it might count against you if you'd like to be the next coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Owner Jerry Jones is making a list and checking it twice as he tries to whittle down the candidates to replace fired coach Wade Phillips to "fewer than 10."

Interim coach Jason Garrett is probably high on that list but he'll eventually have lots of competition. He won't earn a lot of marks for last Saturday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

As for recruiting a Super Bowl winner to run the team, Jones doesn't think so.

"There's never been a coach win a Super Bowl and go somewhere else and win it," Jones told a press conference. "That's long odds. I'm a big believer in never having done something and then getting the opportunity to do it."

Jones also says the potential for a lockout makes him lean toward keeping his coaching staff together under Garrett, just in case there is to be a shortened preparation time for the season after a settlement is reached.

If a lockout hits in early march, a new coach would have less time to dig in, whereas Garrett already has a half-season head start.

"If you're putting in new systems, that's going to be tough with a shortened offseason," Jones said.


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