Jerry Jones tried to keep a measured tone when discussing his interim coach's successful debut, not wanting to get too giddy after just one game.
However, the Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager couldn't hide his enthusiasm when discussing rookie receiver Dez Bryant.
Jones hopes Jason Garrett proves worthy of being the Cowboys' coach on a permanent basis, but there is no certainty that Garrett will return to Valley Ranch next season. Bryant, on the other hand, will be one of the Cowboys' featured attractions for the foreseeable future.
That's reason enough for Jones to smile after a stunning 33-20 victory over the New York Giants that snapped a five-game winning streak and gave Dallas at least a one-week reprieve from gloom and doom.
"Dez will make you feel good about the future," Jones said, his eyes lighting up as he broke into a big grin. "You talking about something that happened out there tonight? This will make you feel real good about your future."