So far this 2017 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys are very different from the team that won 13 games last season to claim the NFC East championship. The Cowboys began the season among the favorites to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Now, they are in danger of experiencing an early elimination. The Cowboys currently hold a 5-6 record, as they have lost three consecutive games which all ended in blowouts.

When a team performs poorly, most of the blame usually falls on the head coach, and it often leads to firing. With the Dallas Cowboys struggling, some are questioning the future of their head coach, Jason Garrett.

The 2016 NFL Coach of the Year has been leading the Cowboys since 2011.

ESPN reported that on November 23, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones met with the team. Instead of being upset, Jones expressed support for Garrett, the coaching staff, and the players.

When Jones was talking about the Cowboys coaching staff, he did not assure that everyone will keep their jobs. However, he emphasized that he feels good with the present group. Jones' statement is good news for Jason Garrett and company, though the possibility of someone getting replaced remains alive.

Optimistic Jerry Jones

Aside from talking about Jason Garrett and the coaching staff, Jerry Jones also shared his positive outlook towards the campaign of the Dallas Cowboys.

Jones believes the Cowboys still has a shot to salvage what is shaping up to be a losing season. The 75-year-old executive is optimistic as long as the Cowboys have the opportunity to reach the NFL Playoffs. Jones used the New York Giants of the 2011 season as an example. The Giants triumphed in the Super Bowl that year, despite having to play in each round of the postseason.

Clean sweep

For Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys to improve their chances of making it to the playoffs, they must succeed in their final five outings of the regular season. It is easier said than done since they are facing adversity. The teams the Cowboys need to defeat are the Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Their showdown with the Eagles could probably be the toughest to win.

On November 19, the Eagles embarrassed Jerry Jones' Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium. The NFC East leaders handed the Cowboys the second loss in their three-game losing slide. Philadelphia solidified its hold of the top spot in the division with the victory as it improved to 9-1.