For the last decade, Jason Garrett has been the head coach for the Dallas Cowboys, recording an 85-67 record while only making five postseason appearances (and going 2-3). He took over as the interim head coach after Wade Phillips was fired during the 2010 season.
Garrett’s stint in Dallas is now coming to an end. According to ESPN.com’s Ed Werder, owner Jerry Jones is not expected to bring back Garrett following the expiration of the head coach’s contract on Jan. 14. The team will conduct interviews for the vacancy soon.
Source: #Cowboys Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones have moved slowly and with “abundance of care and respect” for Jason Garrett. That phase expected to conclude soon with Garrett not part of organization. Next phase to involve candidate interviews will begin quickly thereafter.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 3, 2020
Of the last nine years (all full seasons), Garrett has only had four seasons where the team fared better than .500. He also has four seasons where the team finished 8-8. Under Garrett’s tenure, the Cowboys have three second-place finishes, three third-place finishes, and one season in last place. They have won the NFC East thrice.
How this guy has stuck around this long as the head coach for America’s team is simply baffling. He’s known to fans as a “yes” man. For owner Jerry Jones, that’s the only reason Garrett has stayed around for this long. However, he will now have to find another job. Time will tell, but Garrett will likely need to take a step back and spend time as an offensive coordinator before returning to a head coaching gig.
Garrett started his coaching career as the Miami Dolphins’ quarterbacks coach in 2005. He became the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator in 2007 until he started his head coaching career in 2010. He won NFL Coach of the Year in 2016 when the team finished 13-3 but lost the first postseason game that year to the Green Bay Packers.
As a player, Garrett is a two-time Super Bowl champion (XXVIII, XXX). The quarterback played in 39 games with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions in the eight seasons he played for the Cowboys.
It has also been speculated that Garrett is the most positive person to be around and has true leadership capabilities. If that’s true, he will clap his way into another coaching position somewhere.
What a fitting end to the Jason Garrett era (we all hope 🙄) to finish 8-8 and miss the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/ys0UwXu9lh
— ✭Cowboys News✭ (@DemBoyz_News) December 30, 2019
Let the search for the new head coach commence in Dallas with Garrett officially on his way out.