Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones shocked the world in a sense when he said coach Jason Garrett isn't coaching for his job in 2013.

It was a stunning statement from the Cowboys' owner who fired Dave Campo after three consecutive 5-11 seasons and when he said he wouldn't fire a coach in season, did so by letting Wade Phillips go after a 1-7 start in 2010.

Here's what Jones said earlier this year regarding Garrett: "There's a lot of resolve here, but not a lot of patience. Jason senses that."

Now the other day Jones says this about Garrett's job status: "Well, no, no he's not ... to the last question: Is Jason coaching for his job? No. What we're doing is taking the assets that we have, and Jason being right at the top and certainly our premier asset, and we're using them to the best of our ability."

Why the change?

Jones shouldn't change what he said from earlier in the year.

I find it hard to believe if the Cowboys miss the playoffs in 2013 that Garrett will return in 2014. Jones made several changes to Garrett's world in 2013. He told him to get rid of his brother, tight ends coach John Garrett, released defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and talked about taking the play calling duties from him.

How can Jason Garrett believe his job isn't on the line in 2013?

Jones wants the attention to divert from Garrett's job stats, that in realty should be in doubt, to something else. It's Jones' job to distract everyone from the reality of the situation: Jason Garrett's job is on the 2013.