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Report: Garrett out if Cowboys don’t make playoffs


Those inside the Cowboys organization finally have caught up with those outside the Cowboys organization.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the “current expectation” within the Cowboys organization is that coach Jason Garrett and his staff will be fired if the team doesn’t make it to the playoffs.

Folks outside the organization have expected that all year, from the moment Garrett’s brother, John, was pushed off the payroll and Jason was compelled to give up the offensive playcalling duties.

Per Werder, Jones doesn’t want to fire Jason Garrett.  But if Garrett fails for the third time in three years as head coach to make it to the postseason, he’ll be done.

Werder’s report that the entire coaching staff will be fired could close the door on the possibility of Jones hiring Jon Gruden to turn the mess around in Dallas, given that four former Gruden assistants currently are on the staff in Dallas.

Garrett’s fate could be sealed as soon as Sunday.  If the Cowboys lose to the Redskins and the Eagles beat the Bears, there will not be a Third Annual NFC East Championship game in Week 17; Dallas already will be out.

Even if the Cowboys make it to the postseason, we think a termination of Garrett could happen if the Cowboys offer up an embarrassing home loss in the wild-card round.  Again, the Cowboys first have to get to the playoffs before they can lose there.

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51 Responses to “Report: Garrett out if Cowboys don’t make playoffs”
  1. thesmartest1 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:02 AM

    Bout time Jer.

  2. MyTeamsAllStink says: Dec 22, 2013 11:06 AM

    fire Garrett hire Shannahan.

  3. bigwayne75 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:10 AM

    So I guess Garrett is getting fired.

  4. vikes69 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:11 AM

    he should have been fired after he iced his own kicker

  5. edgarpoe3 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:16 AM

    With the GM’s terrible record, he should be canned as well.

  6. spreadthecheese says: Dec 22, 2013 11:23 AM

    Time for Jerry Jones to just man up and officially name himself the coach. He considers himself one anyway.

  7. sirsupersouthern says: Dec 22, 2013 11:27 AM

    Look what happened to the defense after Jerrah fired Rob Ryan. He may wanna rethink the whole firing/hiring process. New doesn’t always mean better…

  8. letsgotemple says: Dec 22, 2013 11:32 AM

    Can’t wait to see them lose today

  9. cjpom664 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:34 AM

    Jerry should fire himself.

  10. cheapsack says: Dec 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    When Jerry Jones the owner directs Jerry Jones the GM to interview Jerry Jones for the Head Coach vacancy, the circle will be complete.

    How ’bout dem Cowboys!

  11. lrical says: Dec 22, 2013 11:39 AM

    Come on boys. Y’all got this.

  12. seatownballers says: Dec 22, 2013 11:39 AM

    How bout them cowboys?

  13. firerogergoodellnow says: Dec 22, 2013 11:40 AM

    Jerry will be GM as long as he lives, then one of his kids will be the new GM.

  14. vbar32 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:42 AM

    Garrett could be a great coach not sure if anyone could coach this bunch with gm Jerry micro managing every move

  15. jimr10 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:43 AM

    If Ed Werder said it… you can take it to the bank..

  16. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Dec 22, 2013 11:45 AM

    Consider it a done deal then Romo will make sure of it !

  17. snipedanglecelly13 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:45 AM

    The whole staff needs to be gutted, jones and Garrett both need to go. And romo has to go too.

  18. bennyb82 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:47 AM

    Dallas used to be one of the best jobs in sports…but I cannot envision any legit coach wanting to work in this situation.

  19. catfish252 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:48 AM

    As a Giants fan I concur with ‘MyTeamsAllStink’ hire Shanahan, yes please hire Shanahan, let the drama continue in Dallas.

  20. Ferdinand says: Dec 22, 2013 11:50 AM

    With Jerry’s constant interfering in all facets of the team, no one there stands any chance of success.

  21. bhindenemylines says: Dec 22, 2013 11:53 AM

    As a Cowboys fan, if this is true, I would have no problem with us losing the last two games. I’m sick of Garrett and his “process”, which obviously doesn’t work.

  22. 6allsohard6more says: Dec 22, 2013 11:59 AM

    Why has he been the coach this long so happy he turned theRavens do in 2008

  23. 6allsohard6more says: Dec 22, 2013 12:00 PM


  24. burndownhottopic says: Dec 22, 2013 12:00 PM

    So glad this goon turned down the Ravens job.

  25. marylandshooter says: Dec 22, 2013 12:02 PM

    I’d have fired him after that game v Green Bay. Just not the first problem Dallas has had with the head coaching time management, play calling or many other things.

    How you don’t run with a lead of that size is simply impossible to imagine.

  26. myasylum11 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:06 PM

    Mike Holmgren has said in the past he’d be interested in Dallas.

  27. leatherface2012 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:09 PM

    next sunday in chicago, 31 for a high. sure under favre they won a lot of those games between 30 and 40. but now according to wtmj radio in milwaukee, rodgers is cleared to play against the bears, he is not a cold weather qb. he’d rather play in a dome or maybe miami. does his extension cord for his whole uniform heater stretch the length of the field?

  28. upperdecker19 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:10 PM

    Dave Campo holding on line 2

  29. ripster65 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:13 PM

    Does the coaching staff include the newly hired OC and DC? If so, the GM who hand picked them needs to go too.

  30. Dogsweat says: Dec 22, 2013 12:15 PM

    Garrett is out but Tony Romo stays? Did Jason throw 2 picks against Green Bay in the last 3 minutes?

    Tony Romo has got to go.

  31. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 22, 2013 12:16 PM


  32. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 22, 2013 12:17 PM

    Love when Dallas fans are all smug & full of themselves

  33. thefiesty1 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:21 PM

    Bye, bye, Garrett.

  34. 80sbroncofan says: Dec 22, 2013 12:23 PM

    Yea becuase firing rob ryan and bringing in monte kiffen was garrets idea.

  35. ijahru says: Dec 22, 2013 12:29 PM

    Gruden won a SB Barry Switzerland style. Why do people think he would be a good head coach again?

  36. j0esixpack says: Dec 22, 2013 12:33 PM

    Wrecks Ryan is ready and willing to go.

    In fact he’s willing to guarantee the Cowboys win a Super Bowl.

  37. countduku says: Dec 22, 2013 12:35 PM

    stay by your phone, lovie smith.

  38. thereyougo2 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:38 PM

    Dallas could win the Super Bowl and Garrett is still one of the worst.

    He coaches like he played QB.

  39. myasylum11 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:43 PM

    Flynn will be looking for another job at the end of the year. He could use another 40 million.

  40. bigjdve says: Dec 22, 2013 12:48 PM

    Jason set these wheels in motion when he decided to throw the 100 million dollar QB under the bus for doing something that the both he and the front office told him to do.

    Garrett should’ve known that Romo carries more weight.

  41. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 22, 2013 12:49 PM

    How about demoting Jason to Assistant HC and Jerry takes on the HC job too? Of course, the answer was so obvious all this time!

  42. daysend564 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:50 PM

    The one the needs fired is the one that decided to keep Kiffin after Week 11. If it is both, they both should go.

  43. petehx99 says: Dec 22, 2013 1:06 PM

    We as Eagles fans love Garrett and Romo.. Keepin both!

  44. realfootballfan says: Dec 22, 2013 1:06 PM

    Finally? After the Cowboy window has long since closed shut?

  45. stampnhawk says: Dec 22, 2013 1:09 PM

    Not surprising. Also wouldn’t be surprised to see him go if they’re one and done in the playoffs.

    As soon as Jones stars chatting more, as he has in the past weeks after giving the kiss of death vote of confidence, he seems to be setting the table up for a change if the wheels fall off the wagon.

  46. nightrain42 says: Dec 22, 2013 1:41 PM

    So three years, no playoffs, Garrett gets fired. And Jerry Jones, owner, GM, custodial engineer,,,etc can get one playoff win since Jimmy Johnson left and he’s safe. Yeah that makes since.

  47. jimsnchz says: Dec 22, 2013 1:42 PM

    Could’ve had Sean Payton but he was “not ready” a few years back.

  48. rextraordinaire says: Dec 22, 2013 1:54 PM

    Don’t hold your breath, Lovie. Jerry Jones hiring you would be a good decision, and making good decisions is just not a Jerry Jones kind of thing to do.

  49. Dogsweat says: Dec 22, 2013 1:54 PM

    Rex Ryan?

  50. jjbadd385 says: Dec 22, 2013 2:27 PM

    Honey, pack me an overnight bag, I’ve got an interview in NY

    —-signed Lovie Smith

  51. jjbadd385 says: Dec 22, 2013 2:30 PM

    Honey pack me an overnight bag, I’ve got interviews in Dallas & NY
    —–signed Lovie Smith

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