The Dallas Cowboys have maintained the job of Jason Garrett hasn't been on the line this season and they would like to retain him long-term.

“I am looking for reasons. I’m looking for reasons to keep him,” Jerry Jones said. “It’s merited here. It’s hard to get an effective coach and get it locked in with all you have to do retool and redo. I’m comfortable. We have established some security apart from the won-loss. He represents the organization well on and off the field. You don’t have to wake up in the morning reading about it.”

Garrett replaced Wade Philips in 2010 after a 1-7 start.

Jones said last week that Garrett “would be a very sought after coach if he were out here in the open market.”