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Jerry Jones on why he took so long to fire Jason Garrett

Jerry Jones really did have a soft spot for his former coach Jason Garrett, and that’s why it seemingly took him forever to fire his long-time coach. “Of the 30 years I’ve been with the Cowboys, I’ve written a check to the Garretts,” owner Jerry Jones told reporters on Wednesday, the same day Dallas introduced its new coach, Mike McCarthy. “Think about that a minute, all but two years. All but two. Counting his dad (long-time Cowboys scout Jim Garrett), and counting him, his brothers. All of ’em. … I will tell you that I had a great 30 years around the Garrett family and it’s wonderful, it’s a good feeling and it is one of the best parts of my life. And it’s why Jones didn’t want to casually fire Garrett. “( ...