There is apparently no hot seat in Dallas.

According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just told reporters that coach Jason Garrett would return next year, regardless how the team finishes this season.

That’s quite a statement for a guy who presides over a 5-5 team, one which seems to thrive on will-he-or-won’t-he drama, and the ever-present possibility that he could change his mind.

Garrett’s 26-24 as a head coach, and spent the offseason floundering about after his offensive play-calling authority was stripped away from him.