Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Thursday night that Jerry Jones "would be crazy" to fire Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.

Cuban went on to say that the hardest thing to do in professional sports is hiring a head coach.

Jones was read Cuban's comments and had the following response Friday morning on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM].

"Certainly I have a lot of respect for Mark," Jones said. "I will assure you that I can and will make mental notation of all of those plusses that he's talking about, particularly the relationship of the coach with the team and its status.

"I will go ahead and tell you Jason has this team, and he has the respect of the team. He has a good, really good charisma with the team. It would be right at the top of the list of his plusses.

Just as important in my mind is that we all know where he is in his career. We all know that frankly, Jason had not coached but maybe two years before he came in to coach as coordinator for us, and he's been on a stepped-up plan.

He came in very early in his career as a coordinator, a play-caller, and obviously he came in very early in his career as a head coach in the NFL and the Cowboys. Now, that's quite an investment that we've made in him, because we all know you don't hit the ground running.