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Jason Garrett’s father dies

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The father of Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett has died. Jim Garrett, a former NFL scout, died at 87.

The elder Garrett was previously a scout with the Cowboys. He died on Friday night with his wife Jane present, along with his eight children by his side.

The father, like his son, has been involved in football for much of his life. He worked four decades in the NFL.

He played briefly for the New York Giants in 1956. Then, he was named an assistant coach with the Giants from 1970 to 1973.

The elder Garrett was also an assistant coach for the New Orleans Saints for two seasons in 1976 and 1977. He was last an assistant coach from 1978 to 1984 with the Cleveland Browns.

Garrett was last a college head coach in 1985 at Columbia University. He also served as a Head Coach for Susquehanna University from 1960 to 1965.

He served as a scout for the Cowboys from 1987 to 2004. It was Garrett, who according to the Cowboys, is credited with writing the scouting report on Troy Aikman, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft.

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