With the Cowboys losing in dramatic fashion on Sunday, some additional drama could be coming.
Coach Jason Garrett’s contract has expired. He is a free agent. He can be hired by any other team.
Owner Jerry Jones recently said he intends to keep Garrett. But other owners can now pursue him.
In 2008, Garrett rebuffed the advances of the Falcons and Ravens, choosing an offensive coordinator position in Dallas along with the chance to eventually become the head coach. Now that he’s done it for four full seasons and half of 2010 on an interim basis, Garrett has the chance to look around.
Why shouldn’t he? If nothing else, it’ll force Jones to pay more than he wants to pay.
Vacancies currently exist with the Jets, Bears, Falcons, Raiders, and 49ers.