Terrell Owens wonders why Jerry Jones doesn’t fire Jason Garrett

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Jason Garrett was the offensive coordinator for two of Terrell Owens’ three seasons in Dallas, but as a head coach, Garrett is in over his head, Owens says.

Owens said on 105.3 The Fan that he he doesn’t know why Garrett remains the coach despite never advancing past the divisional round of the playoffs.

“I have no idea. You know what’s really tough? When you really look at it, it doesn’t make sense for Jason Garrett to continue to have his job. [The organization is] not really expanding or progressing even as a team under his coaching tenure there,” Owens said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think Jerry [Jones] — again he’s the owner at the end of the day, he has to feel good with himself about the decisions — but I just don’t understand why this guy [Garrett] still has a job.”

Owens didn’t always see eye to eye with Andy Reid, who sent Owens packing from Philadelphia, but Owens says Reid was a far better coach than Garrett. In Owens’ opinion, Garrett just doesn’t get the job done.

90 responses to “Terrell Owens wonders why Jerry Jones doesn’t fire Jason Garrett

  1. He’s not the only one. Then again if you want a head coach who is good at clapping his hands while chewing gum…………………..

  2. A perfectly unbiased opinion from T.O., right? He hated the fact that Garrett didn’t force feed the ball to him endlessly so he constantly caused problems until he was shipped out. It is always someone else’s fault with this guy.

  3. As long as Carrot Top keeps saying yes Sir Mr Jones he’ll continue to be the Cowboys head coach. Jerry didnt like that Jimmy Johnson or even Barry Switzer got credit for their SuperBowl wins. Jerry is by Jerry for Jerry and Jerry alone.

    T.O. may have had his issues but Andy Reid said between the lines he was a pleasure to coach. Ive gotta side with Owens on this one. Any other team would have canned Garrett ages ago. Hopefully Jones never fires him and the Boys can go 8-8 for eternity.

  4. Because Garrett is a yes man who does whatever JJ tells him to do. JJ needs to be in control and is still upset that Jimmy Johnson (rightfully) got all the credit for the Cowboys’ success in the 1990, including Barry Switzer’s. That’s why Dallas will continue to be also rans until JJ steps down. America’s Team? Ha! It was always the cheerleaders.

  5. Good grief, don’t tell me T.O’s pending hall induction is going to subject us to reading about his nauseating takes on football and all related topics on a regular basis now. With respect to what he is saying about Jason Garrett, T.O has been fired by every coach, gm and locker room he has ever been in, so we can pretend that he wasn’t the issue or there were mitigating circumstances, but you can’t change reality that T.O is one of the most divisive individuals to have ever played in the NFL. Team Killer. Super talented but absolutely lacking in any professional or social decorum.

  6. Doesn’t take a genius to know Reid is a better coach than Garrett. Either way thanks Terrell!!

  7. I’m no fan of TO, but TAPE DON’T LIE…

    Garrett is a good coach Monday thru Saturday. He is bringing the right people. Building good depth and culture. But at some point, it’s a performance based business. His last 13-3 season came from playing a last place schedule for sucking the year before. His offenses aren’t imaginative. He’s trying to win the way the 90’s Cowboys won and that’s buy lining up and dominating you. Problem is there isnt’ 3 HOF’s on offense and a loaded defense playing today. Honestly, he’d probably be better in a personnel/gm role or college. I don’t know anyone can be successful with the Owner in your Cheerio’s everyday, like Jerry is.

  8. Perfectly good question from T.O Garrett is not a good coach in any shape or form. He has had stacked team after stacked team and somehow under achieves every year.

  9. Because Garrett will put up with an owner / GM whose football IQ is 75 points lower than a doorstop !
    That’s probably insulting a perfectly good doorstop !!!

  10. Jones is like #45. He just wants Yes men who do what he says and, more importantly, constantly tell him how great he is. #45 and Jones are the kings of snowflakes who need to be in their safe places, Fox News and Jerry’s World, respectively.

  11. I agree, He should have been gone years a go. The issue is Garrett is Jones Puppet and Jones can manage from behind the scenes. The will not win anything as long as he is the coach. They need a coach that does not take Jones sh&% and is left alone to coach and win games. Oh wait who did they have when they last won a superbowl??… exactly

  12. You know, I don’t really know what the problem is. It’s probably not any one thing. But as a lifelong Cowboys fan, it is tiresome. The team has long had the talent to get better results, but year after year, it just never comes together. Just stuck in the mud, again and again.

    The word for this team is malaise. The Giants had the 2nd draft pick, yet they’re excited. The Browns lost every game last year, and they’re excited. But the Cowboys? What feeling is there other than a sort of tired dread?

  13. Want to know the #1 reason why Jones hasn’t fired Garret yet? Because he is afraid he would be letting the next Sean Payton get away all over again. Jerry has never forgiven himself for that.

  14. Not that I care about what T.O. thinks but the answer is pretty simple. Garrett is the best yes-man Jones has ever had. He’ll do whatever Jones says ,no matter how stupid it is.

  15. romo2witten says:
    May 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    A perfectly unbiased opinion from T.O., right? He hated the fact that Garrett didn’t force feed the ball to him endlessly so he constantly caused problems until he was shipped out. It is always someone else’s fault with this guy.

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    T.O. was dead on about the Romo/Witten bro fest. The Cowboys remained stuck in neutral with that duo. Garrett absolutely should’ve been feeding T.O. the ball more. The theme song for Romo/Witten should be Wasted Years by Maiden.

  16. I like when Garret has that stupid smirk on his face whenever the Cowboys make a good . The rest of the stuff like playoff wins are overrated. But hey, let’s not forget that the only reason they didn’t win it all last season was because Zeke was suspended! Yeah…..Thats it!

  17. Based on what I saw from the “All or Nothing” series, Garrett is soft and so are his assistant coaches. They seem to coddle their players and are afraid to assert themselves. Country club atmosphere and I think it will be a long time before they win anything important.

  18. TO is right – Garrett seems way over his head. I was wondering how Garrett got the head coaching job in the first place. Garrett got the job when Wade Phillips was fired but one of the reasons Phillips got fired was that Garrett as offensive coordinator did a horrible job – the offense performed poorly with Garrett as coordinator. There was no imagination or creativity – very predictable, vanilla, and easy for defenses to stop. Descriptions of the Cowboys offense which are still valid now. Garrett must have pictures of Jerry wearing a diaper with a donkey.

  19. Hey Dallas, how bad are your state of affairs when Terrell Owens is the closest contact to the Cowboys actually talking sense?!

  20. That’s the first time I have ever agreed with anything TO said. But as an Eagles fan, I hope Garret is coach for years to come.

  21. That’s what Cleveland thought about Bilacheat when he was there. We had that revolving door at HC for years and went no where. I don’t mind patience. Garrett took over an Old team in cap hell and started from scratch.

  22. I love TO for the same reason coached and players hate having him on the squad. He drops truth bombs, or at the very least, he says things that seem true and thus require some investigation (and usually get support from someone else). I can see why that would irritate someone. But I love it. Remeber when TO said McNabb feel short in the super bowl because he was out of shape? That really ruffled some feathers, but others eventually came out and supported his statement. The dude is usually right.

  23. nizzeldizzel says:
    May 17, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I love TO for the same reason coached and players hate having him on the squad. He drops truth bombs, or at the very least, he says things that seem true and thus require some investigation (and usually get support from someone else). I can see why that would irritate someone. But I love it. Remeber when TO said McNabb feel short in the super bowl because he was out of shape? That really ruffled some feathers, but others eventually came out and supported his statement. The dude is usually right.

    ……

    Yes, turned out later out of shape from drinking and couldn’t remember the plays. Shannahan wristband scandal? He’s now had two or three DUIs since retiring, and remember he used to throw up during games

  24. maybe if he cursed even more his players would fear and respect him, and his team would improve. that worked well for rex ryan and many other stars of hard knocks.

  25. Somewhere, there is a safe. In that safe are compromising pictures of Jerry Jones (Probably helping Zeke lift some poor woman’s shirt).
    There is only one person with the combination to that safe………Jason Garrett…..and he has Roger Goodell on speed dial.

  26. He’s 100% right, and why the #3(arguably best ever) wr in NFL history is not in the HOF is ridiculous. Yes he had a mouth on him but his stats alone warrant his induction. That man was a beast and was black balled because he told it like it was. The HALL loses all its credibility until this man is in. Because attitude on and off the field is not why HOF’rs are inducted.

  27. Say what you want about Garrett…9-7 last yr with his pro bowl RB missing 6 games, pro bowl LT 3 games, pro bowl LB missing 4 games and 3 Rookies DBs. After going 12-4 with rookie QB?..come on guys …Think.

  28. Owens is the same guy who once complained that Tony Romo doesn’t pass to him enough because he likes Jason Witten too much…even though at that time Owens saw more targets than Witten and yet had fewer receptions. He’s just sore that Dallas got as tired of his act as every other team that has ever employed him did.

  29. There have been millions of reasons over the years to wonder why Garrett hasn’t been let go.
    From poor clock management to bad calls, to boring and predictable plays…
    Yes, the schedule was light when they went 13-3–but wasn’t it around then that Stephen Jones got to Jerry and the Boys went after an O Line instead of Johnny Football?
    So it Might be that Jerry’s hand is thankfully slipping from the throttle and an 8-8 year might be the case with such a limited receiving corp. Either way, it doesn’t look like Anyone can stop the Eagles.
    In other news, Barry Gibb wonders why disco isn’t all the rage and Phil Collins is mad about not being asked to headline any rock festivals this year.
    TO’s name can never be mentioned without emitting a strange odor–and everyone knows he did it to himself.
    Will they have enough bronze to form his head? And if so, How will it Fit into the Hall of Fame?

  30. TO is a blow hard. Garrett haters need to take a step back and remember what it was like with Wade Phillips. Dave Campo. Chan Gailey. At least the team has some damn focus and discipline.

  31. They’re actually putting their best (feet) forward
    If all take fail
    Fire the head coaches

  32. every dog has a day….. bad opponents, lucky bounce of the ball.. common thread thru all the losing is Jerry Jones GM..

  33. 13-15-10… OchoUno (T.O.)’s TD totals for Years 2006-2008 with Tony Romo.
    12-13-16… Dez Bryant’s TD totals for Years 2012-2014 with Tony Romo.

    While Romo never eventfully aided in advancing the Cowboys, post-season, he sure aided in nicely padding OchoUno and Bryant’s wideout stats, like you would expect any Top 10 quarterback to do.

    Yes, Virginia, despite his playoff failings, Tony Romo was once a Top 10 quarterback in the National Football League.

  34. QB’s RB’s and WR’s aren’t the only measure of a team… their failures to get to super bowls or win super bowls are skewed because they were on BAD TEAMS!!!!!

  35. It’s because, should Jason Garrett win a Super Bowl, Jerry can say he was right about Garrett. I think it is part ego.

    With that said, I don’t think I’d fire Garrett (unpopular opinion, I know). He’s been bounced from the playoffs on a few somewhat flukey plays — Bryant’s non-catch catch, Jared Cook’s amazing sideline catch. As much as I want to, I can’t put those losses on Garrett.

  36. Give Belichick the Cowboys for a week and he’ll take them and beat the Patriots.

  37. I don’t give a damn about what Terrell Owens says or thinks about anything. He never was a true Cowboy. But I have to admit that on this point he is correct. Jason Garrett is NOT head coach material. 1st and goal at the 3 in the playoffs, with the strongest offensive line and the premier running back in the league. Pass–INCOMPLETE. Run option–TACKLE FOR A LOSS. Pass, complete for a touchdown!–NEGATED by a holding penalty. Now it’s 4th and goal from the 13–the Cowboys are moving backwards! Pass–INCOMPLETE. Game over, loss.

    It’s called football for a reason. It is not called armball. Run the ball! In short yardage, critical situations in crucial games, what do you do? Well, you don’t call pass plays and/or rookie quarterback run options and lose. Garrett is an idiot, although Linehan is not without blame. How stupid do you have to be to not call an obvious run play when the game is on the line?

    Jerry Jones has done a wonderful job of totally screwing up the Dallas Cowboys. Without the base built by Landry and the additions by Johnson, he wouldn’t have a Super Bowl ring to wear. It’s been one bad coaching hire, failed free agent signings and poor daft picks ever since.

    The only thing Jason Garrett has ever accomplished was to come off the bench as a third-string quarterback and throw five touchdowns on a Thanksgiving game. That’s it. He has no quarterback success other than that. Yet Jerry Jones is enamored of him, loser that he is.

    When Jason Garrett was first named head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, a picture of him in a suit and fedora, like he was the second coming of Tom Landry, was posted on the team website. I printed out that picture and took it to the gun range for target practice and blasted it with a .357 magnum.

    I’ve been watching the Dallas Cowboys play football since I was a baby in 1961. I have seen it all. The glorious wins and the tragic losses, I have seen them all. These Cowboys, this year, are going to suck. Maybe Marinelli and the defense can get them to 8 wins, but Garrett and Linehan are going to lose the rest. Prescott and Elliot are not the Second Coming. It’s all about game strategy and play calling. And on that Garrett is an idiot.

  38. In all honesty, I believe Jerry has a soft spot in his heart because his horrible personnel decisions constantly put the Cowboys in cap hell. Not Garrett’s fault for the bad contracts given to TO, Romo, Dez, Carr, etc. Or trading up for Claiborne or wasted 2nd rd pick on Gregory. Jerry stinks and Garrett is a decent coach.

  39. Jason Garrett should do what his Dad did for the Cowboys, scout players. He’s got a decent eye for talent, & certainly was surrounded by talent when carrying Aikman’s clipboard.

    He may be great at organization, & might even be a helluva guy. He’s no leader of football men. He’s been at this for some time now. It’s really time to poop or get off the pot.

    Even though Jerry loves Garrett like a red headed step son, he’s got to realize that father time is calling. Regardless of the 40yr old brain, he ain’t gonna live forever, & he’s smart enough to know this. If JJ truly wants another Lombardi before he’s committed to the earth, he’s gonna need a better coach.

  40. The simple answer is that Jones is the GM and he cares more about being credited with another Super Bowl win than he does if credit goes to the head coach. He forced Jimmy Johnson out and he said that practically any coach out there could have won Super Bowls with the talent that Dallas had in the 1990s.

    Something similar happened in Green Bay, when the Packers won the SB. GM Ron Wolf took the credit and kind of looked down at Mike Holmgren, who was the head coach he hired. Holmgren resigned and took the job at Seattle, eventually guiding them to a SB appearance and Wolf retired without seeing his Packers go to another SB while he was in charge.

  41. I’m grateful to Jason Garrett for spurning the Ravens back in 2008. He paved the way for John Harbaugh, multiple playoff wins, & a 2nd Lombardi. Go Jerruh!

  42. Garrett (and the rest of America) wonders why Terrell Owens opinion on ANYTHING is press-worthy? As if T.O. has credibility when it comes to employment matters……

    How about you shut your mouth long enough to get into the HOF, and THEN, and ONLY then, maybe you will have a platform to be able to talk about a HC in the league.

  43. “Remeber when TO said McNabb feel short in the super bowl because he was out of shape? That really ruffled some feathers, but others eventually came out and supported his statement. The dude is usually right”

    The only person that really supported him was a guy that shouldn’t of even been on a NFL team, Freddie “One Superbowl Catch” Mitchell.

  44. TO is SPOT ON !!!!! 70 % of Cowboy fans want Patty-Cake gone, with Linehan following him out the door 😦 What goes around, comes around, and when that day comes, I hope Wade Phillips is laughing out loud! Garrett is clueless, and should have been gone years ago. AND, at least 1/2 or more of that COTY award goes to Romo. Sad, but that is one of the reasons, JJ did not get rid of him this year. We don’t make the POs, he is GONE 🙂

  45. Garrett has made the playoffs twice in eight seasons. Jerry Jones, pre-Garrett, was notoriously quick on the trigger firing head coaches. He fired Jimmy Johnson after two Super Bowl wins, fired Barry Switzer (who also won a Super Bowl) after his only losing season, fired Chan Gailey after two consecutive playoff seasons, fired Wade Phillips in the midst of his only losing season. There have been worse head coaches in the league over the years, but very very few bad ones have lasted this long.

  46. As long as Carrot Top keeps saying yes Sir Mr Jones he’ll continue to be the Cowboys head coach. Jerry didnt like that Jimmy Johnson or even Barry Switzer got credit for their SuperBowl wins. Jerry is by Jerry for Jerry and Jerry alone.

    T.O. may have had his issues but Andy Reid said between the lines he was a pleasure to coach. Ive gotta side with Owens on this one. Any other team would have canned Garrett ages ago. Hopefully Jones never fires him and the Boys can go 8-8 for eternity.

    I wouldn’t say any other team, the Bengals have the same situation going on over there. I do agree he should’ve been gone by now. T.O. actually speaks the truth.

  47. KillaKlown210 says:
    May 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm
    He’s 100% right, and why the #3(arguably best ever) wr in NFL history is not in the HOF is ridiculous. Yes he had a mouth on him but his stats alone warrant his induction. That man was a beast and was black balled because he told it like it was.

    Thanks for the 411, I thought it was because he was a big mouthed, team killing, narcissistic clown who spent more time working on childish end zone celebrations than actual football.There’s a guy like this in most workplaces and no one wants them around for long.

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