Jerry Jones likes early decisions


MOBILE, Ala. -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday afternoon that he thinks the early decisions the franchise has made regarding the coaching staff should improve the overall record.

The Cowboys are coming off consecutive 8-8 finishes and Jones promised change once the season ended. Jones used the word "uncomfortable" in regard to how he wanted people to feel at Valley Ranch.

So far, the Cowboys have let go of the following coaches: Rob Ryan (defensive coordinator), Skip Peete (running backs), Brian Baker (defensive line), Chris Boniol (kicking) and Joe DeCamillis (special teams). John Garrett (tight ends) found jobs with other teams.

The Cowboys have replaced some of the positions, mainly defensive coordinator (Monte Kiffin) and defensive line (Rod Marinelli). Former Arkansas and Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt interviewed with the Cowboys about an offensive position but hasn't been officially hired.

"Very excited about our team and the work we’re getting done," Jones said. "And I think we’re doing things that certainly immediately make a difference and we take the good things we want to build on and what we got and build on those. Jason (Garrett) and I, and our entire organization, are working together to do just that. I think (with) the decisions we’ve made, have really improved our chances of improving that record."