By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Dallas Cowboys are moving on from head coach Jason Garrett. His contract was set to expire on Jan. 14th.
The Cowboys were expected to have a third meeting on Thursday. However, that meeting never materialized.
Earlier in the week, Garrett met with the Jones – Owner and GM Jerry Jones and Executive Vice President Stephen Jones – twice. They met on Monday then again on Tuesday.
Jerry Jones struggled with the decision, according to reports, because of his close relationship with Garrett. Not only was he a long-time head coach for the franchise, he also played for the team from 1993 through 1999.
As the team’s head coach, 85-67. This comes on the heels of an 8-8 record despite having a very talented roster.
The Cowboys could not win a single game this past season when they trailed at halftime.
During his tenure, Garrett had four 8-8 records. Only three times he guided the team to 10 or more seasons – including three postseason appearances – since 2010 when he took over on an interim basis.
Garrett went 2-3 in those playoff games. He guided the franchise to playoff wins in 2014 and 2018 Wild Card rounds before losing in the Divisional round.
This is the Cowboys first coaching search since the end of the 2006 season when Bill Parcells left the franchise. After a coaching search, Jones elected to hire Wade Phillips, who spent three plus seasons as their head coach, before Garrett took over on an interim basis in 2010.
With Jones up in age, one might suggest that he lets his son oversee this search, as he will be the one overseeing the franchise when the older Jones passes away. Some names already being mentioned include former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley, Baylor Bears head coach Matt Rhule, Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen.