Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones have sent the Dallas Cowboys into the offseason by encouraging them to watch the playoffs and feel the frustration of not being a part of it.
Linebacker Bradie James said he considers the fact Garrett spoke to the group an indication that the interim coach will become the head coach.
Garrett went 5-3 in charge of a club that had been 1-7. His three losses were by a combined seven points.
League rules require Jones to interview a minority candidate. He is expected to meet with receivers coach Ray Sherman, who is black.
Whoever is in charge, there are likely to be plenty of changes following a season that began with expectations of playing in the Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.