T.O. has a point about Jason Garrett

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Terrell Owens had enough problems with enough coaches during his time in the NFL that it would be easy to dismiss his criticisms of Jason Garrett as being more about Owens’ prickly personality than about Garrett’s coaching ability.

But the reality is, Owens has a point.

“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,” Owens said on 105.3 The Fan.

Truth be told, it is fairly rare for a coach to have the kind of job security Garrett has without more success than Garrett has had. It’s been well-documented that Marvin Lewis has had an extraordinarily long tenure in Cincinnati without winning a playoff game, but aside from Lewis, no coach in the NFL has been around in his current job as long, while accomplishing as little, as Garrett in Dallas.

Among the 10 active head coaches who have been in their jobs at least five seasons, Garrett’s regular-season winning percentage of .559 is the worst of any other than Lewis. And Garrett, whose Cowboys have never advanced past the divisional round of the playoffs, has also been in his job the longest of any coach other than Lewis who hasn’t won a Super Bowl. Garrett was hired during the 2010 season and since then the Cowboys have made the playoffs twice, winning just one postseason game, a nail-biter against the Lions that the NFL later admitted was aided by a bad call.

Owens is wondering why Jerry Jones hasn’t fired Garrett, and if Garrett doesn’t win big this year, Jones may not have a good answer.

100 responses to “T.O. has a point about Jason Garrett

  1. I’m not a cowboy’s fan, but given all the injuries Romo and Dez delt with, Zeke suspensions, Dez catch that was ruled a noncatch and other issues that have gone on, I commend Jerah for not giving up on his coach for things Garrett can’t control. Too many coaches are fired too early and teams are never able to develope chemistry or an identity now a days.

  2. Of course he’s right Garrett is a fraud and should’ve been fired years ago. Same as Marvin Lewis. Neither team is winning anything with those two as head coach.

  3. TO doesn’t have a point. Garrett is there because the owner wants him to be there. Jones needs a yes man. Jones will change the assistant coaches but not Garrett. TO should really follow along.

  4. And to think if jurrah hadnt blocked it he would’ve been the Ravens head coach…

    He so badly wants to prove that he is responsible for the boys success and he can’t.

  5. When Garrett is eventually fired from the Cowboys, the team will be blasted for change that will hurt the development of Dak, and Zeke- and that new schemes will set their young roster back several years.

    There’s no winning the media’s approval. Someone please pat Jerry on the back for picking a guy and sticking with him. They are drafting well, and have some success. Two of the past 4 seasons include 12 and 13 wins and two division titles. Garrett was coach of the year in just a season ago for crying out loud. When it comes to playoffs, you could equally argue it was miracles TWICE by the Packers that stole the Cowboys ticket to the Championship game. (1) Dez catch reversal – the NFL later admitted was a catch. and (2) the Rodgers hail-mary on the sideline to put them in field goal range in the final seconds.
    As a fan of the team, that’s the glass half full look at it. They have an identity in Dallas, they’re young, talented at the right positions, drafting well, and building a great team. I’ll stick with Garrett for now. He hasn’t lost the team, his message is clear and concise, and they play hard for him.

  6. With all the money Mr Jones makes off the Dallas Cowboys, do really think he cares who coaches the team?

  7. I remember years ago a certain wr who got away with alot of stuff because the head coach, Parcells, was forced to go by what Jones said. Parcells looked in pain and ready to blow but just grimaced and went with the program.

  8. A regular season record of .559 is better than the league average over that span (.500). Hiring another coach could just as likely lead to the wrong side of that average.

  9. This is a litmus test. If you agree with Owens, you’re biased or a fool. If you disagree with him, you have sense. “No progress”? Garrett inherited a roster EVERYONE mocked for being “stars and scrubs” because of a lack of breadth or depth, and unsurprisingly the team suffered due to injuries. 29-27 over his first 3 and change seasons, FOR GOOD REASON. Since then, the team has IMPROVED (there’s the progress) to 38-26, all while getting younger, fixing the cap, and breaking in a new young QB. “Hasn’t advanced past the Divisional Round”? TWO ONE-SCORE PLAYOFF LOSSES TO AARON RODGERS, one of which was due to a rule-changing controversy. How is that Garrett’s fault? CLEAR ANSWER: it isn’t. Look, it’s all well and good to hate Dallas and its stupid “America’s Team” moniker, but that’s no excuse for being dumb. Remember, Owens is the same guy who once complained that his team’s TE was taking his targets, even though at that very moment Owens was targeted more than the TE and yet had fewer catches. He’s a selfish child; be better than that, people.

  10. Garrett is there to do whatever Jerrah Jones tells him to do.

    On top of that, the Cowboys are always flirting with the cap limit making it impossible for the team to really get better.

  11. Bill Cowher coached Steelers for 15 years before his first Super Bowl.

    Having organizational stability sometimes is a good thing.

  12. I think Jerry’s become complacent. He knows Cowboy fans will support their team no matter what the product on the field is, so as long as he’s still making money, there’s not as much of a need to make changes.

  13. Hard to compare him to Marvin Lewis. Sure, Lewis has been there a long time without playoff success. But what happened before him? They were a laughing stock for 20 years. Any time they might consider moving on from him, their first though has to be “but do you remember the 10 years before he got here?”. What I’m saying is, although he hasn’t taken the next step, there is a reason for loyalty on the Bengals side

    The Cowboys before Jarrett? Saw what you want about Wade Phillips, he had the exact same record in the post-season as Jarrett, and did it in half the time. Before that was Parcells. Take out Campo and Gaily (who only lasted a couple seasons each), and before that they were annual super bowl contenders

  14. It’s because Jerrah is the GM & is the Buffalo Bob Smith to puppet Jason Garret as Howdy Doody, the head coach.

  15. He shud of been fired years ago imo. But throw that out and I don’t know how you bring him back after last season.

    That was complete fail.

  16. Garrett got the job when Wade Phillips was fired because the offense was so poor.. so they promoted the offensive coordinator…

  17. I’m sure if a better coach was available who would be open to coaching the Cowboys, Jones would stick with Garrett.

  18. A lot of very good coaches want some sort of power in the organization. Jerry wants a ‘yes’ man and someone who doesn’t need the spotlight. Jerry can control Garrett. For Jerry it’s a match made in heaven. As long as Jerry gets the spotlight whenever he wants it, Garrett gets to coach. Pretty simple arrangement.

  19. Dysfunctional organization from the top down. Jerry Jones is the reason why. His ego won’t allow him to hire anyone that can actually operate a franchise in a pragmatic way that is conducive to winning. Just look at his top executives, all are family members and Jason Garrett is as close to a son to him as he is gonna find. The result is he is surrounded by “yes” men and the organization only goes as far as he is able to guide them. So far that is no further than the divisional round of the playoffs.
    I really do think he is more concerned about building his empire than anything else.

  20. Garrett is still there because JJ believes in him and isn’t ready to give up on him yet. I think people forget he played for the cowboys, and JJ knows him very well and has been ‘grooming’ him for this role for some time. He has done a lot to improve the culture in dallas and the players have his back, something you couldn’t say for a while before his tenure.

    True his time management and use of challenges is horrendous, worse than even Andy Reid which is saying something. And his ability to adjust his game plan mid game is so so at best. But he’s done a solid job overall. I don’t think dropping him for another coach would have drastically improved anything over his tenure.

    That said, your record speaks for itself and he is middle of the pack. I suspect he’s got a couple years left to show some progress with the young team they now have before JJ (or SJ) makes a move.

  21. scmems07 says:
    May 18, 2018 at 10:47 am
    I’m not a cowboy’s fan, but given all the injuries Romo and Dez delt with, Zeke suspensions, Dez catch that was ruled a noncatch and other issues that have gone on, I commend Jerah for not giving up on his coach for things Garrett can’t control. Too many coaches are fired too early and teams are never able to develope chemistry or an identity now a days.

    Not really. The “League Average” as you put it is a function of math. Excepting ties, which rarely happen, 50% of the teams win and 50% of the teams lose. The league has a .500 average because it pretty much has to. There are teams above it that are the ones you want to emulate, there are teams below it that you do not. The truly good teams – the ones you want to be – would not settle for .559 because it is above a league average. They want to be .625 and above because that positions you well for the playoffs.

    Now on to the playoffs. Dallas hasn’t won any. Cowboys fans can whine about Dez’ catch (it wasn’t a catch under that rule) but then you would have to give back the one win in Garrett’s regime, where the NFL even admits they screwed up that outcome. It’s immaterial. Injuries? All teams face injuries, they aren’t all as mediocre or bad as Dallas has been. Zeke suspension? I call BS – look at their record with and without him – functionally the same so that wasn’t it. Dak’s progress? Yeah from 2.0 to 0.5.

    Sorry. By any metric TO is right. Garrett has no business coaching this team. It is the only problem? No. But it is a problem.

  22. It’s not just Garrett that is the problem, the lack of a real GM is too. The eagles in the same division completely rebuilt and overhauled the team in just two years, and the giants have won two recent SBs too.
    The problems start at the top and JG isn’t the only issue

  23. Another head coach with even better job security is Marvin Lewis of the Bengals. He has been head coach since 2003, and he has compiled a win loss record of 125-112, a winning percentage of .527. He is 0-7 in the playoffs. Jason Garrett at least has a higher winning percentage of .559 in the regular season, and Garrett has only been head coach since 2010.

  24. mclovin07 says:
    May 18, 2018 at 11:03 am

    He shud of been fired years ago imo. But throw that out and I don’t know how you bring him back after last season.

    That was complete fail.
    ——————

    Last season is on Lisa Friel and Roger Goodell.

  25. Jones would find it very difficult to fire Garrett because it’s not easy to find compliant puppets (that’s the reason why John Elway didn’t fire Vance Joseph). However, Jerry might always consider bringing back Dave Campo if the need arises.

  26. frodoftw7 says:
    May 18, 2018 at 10:45 am
    I thought it was Romo’s fault?

    Pretty sure Romo foobared a few games all on his own. Did JG tell him to botch a hold and try to run it in?

    He’s Phillip Rivers in the NFC.

  27. You can get rid of Garrett, but that doesn’t get rid of the problem.

    From 2011-2014 they drafted three OL’s in the first round. You think that was Jerry making the call? He wanted Manziel! Will McClay has obtained the players, but the philosophy comes from Garrett. Without Garrett, you don’t have this O-Line. Without Garrett, there is no Dak Prescott. He and Wade Wilson banged the drum for him to be drafted.

    The only thing T.O. really has is sour grapes. Dude is delusional and probably still thinks he can play.

    As far as the Dez Bryant situation, yeah maybe it was handled poorly, but the question is: Who would you rather have, Dak or Dez? Because you aren’t going to get both. QB and WR just didn’t have the chemistry.

    Garrett takes a lot of flack, but he’s done a heck of a job dealing with his best player suspended last year, his best defensive player injured through almost the same stretch – and still ALMOST making the playoffs with a second year QB – who half of Cowboys Nation thinks is trash. This team would be in way worse shape if Garrett never passed through here.

  28. Forget Jones and the HC. if it weren’t for jones jr being rational with the draft and forcing the old man to listen to actual football guys the cowboys would be more middling than they are now.

  29. I remember when the Ravens played the Cowboys in 2008 in the last game at Texas Stadium and blew the doors off them. The Ravens originally had offered Jason Garrett the job of head Coach but he turned it down clearing the way for Harbaugh.

    Bart Scott ran off the field yelling “Tell Jason Garrett thank you!”

    So to quote Bart Scott for all Ravens fans “Tell Jason Garrett thank you!”

  30. It’s easy, if Garrett doesn’t go far in the playoffs this year…he’s out. No more excuses.

  31. akira554 says:
    May 18, 2018 at 10:58 am
    Bill Cowher coached Steelers for 15 years before his first Super Bowl.

    Having organizational stability sometimes is a good thing.

    ————-
    at least cowher looked like he was building towards something – repeated playoff appearances, etc. he provided hope for something better. garrett rolls out w/ a rinse/repeat team each year, no signs of progressing or growing.

  32. TO is absolutely CORRECT!!!! That Coach of the Year award was the Cowboy fans’ downfall!! That is one of the reasons JJ used to keep Garrett 😦 1/2 of that trophy goes to Romo, who obviously had input on the O play-calling! Now, we are back to just JG and Linehan, God help us! I hope I have to eat crow, but I’m not very optimistic that I will!

  33. Tinye67, yeah why would you do that? It’s not like one of those coordinators ever won a super bowl…oh, wait! Doug Pederson was 3x the amount of playoff wins in 4 weeks than Garrett does in 8 years. I changed my mind, Garrett should keep his job, it’s one less team for the loaded NFC to worry about

  34. .
    I think we all can agree that Garrett is under pressure to have a successful season. Mediocrity isn’t going to cut it.
    .

  35. The coach who has the most job security currently must be Hue Jackson. He is still head coach after his team won a grand total of 1 game the past 2 seasons.

  36. Never thought I’d agree with T.O. on anything, but I totally concur. The Clapper is a mediocre coach who is barley involved in game planning (they define his role as more motivational). Cowboys ain’t winning a thing with Garrett as HC.

  37. Be careful what you wish for. When the local media was calling for Tom Landry’s head after the Cowboy’s first few seasons, the owner, Clint Murchison, responded by giving Landry a 10 year contract. Of course, that did work out.

  38. It’s the same as sticking with a middle-of-the-road quarterback. Do you ditch him and risk getting worse? Tough call, safe or aggressive.

  39. I disagree. Garrett is not perfect.however, if you look
    at franchises like the Steelers, stability, continuity is
    recurrent theme. While I would like to see Garrett make some
    better and quicker in game adjustments, he is a good coach.
    Part of the problem has been the scouting department.
    A review of the draft picks illustrates why the Cowboys haven’t
    taken the next step. Second round picks like Bruce Carter,
    Escobar, Gregory, have brought no return. First round picks
    Claiborne ( also lost 2nd round pick) Jones and Charlton have
    been shaky.
    In addition the Cowboys have not been players in free agancy.
    Garrett is not the main problem.

  40. Everyone knows Garrett is Jones’ puppet. Not exactly hard to figure out, Jerry couldn’t stand Jimmy because he was a great coach, so in Garrett he gets a guy that he can control.

  41. “With all the money Mr Jones makes off the Dallas Cowboys, do really think he cares who coaches the team?”

    This is it.

    Jerry’s priority list:

    1. MONEY and lots of it
    2. Taking care of “his guys”
    3. (Maybe) Winning

    Jerry is extremely loyal to “his guys” that’s why Garret has been around as long as he has. It’ll eventually have to be up to Stephen to talk his dad into a coaching change. You’ll see a huge change in how the Cowboys are managed when Stephen Jones takes over.

  42. I don’t completely agree with T.O.’s assessment. While there is some merit to it, I don’t think Garrett has done anything to justify getting fired…yet. He’s kept them competitive in most years while turning things over to a younger roster. Aside from 1 year, the Cowboys haven’t been a “bad” team. They won 13 games a year ago (would’ve been 14 if not for resting starters the last game). They regressed to 9 last year (would’ve been 8 if not for playing against back-ups the last game!).
    But a lot of that can be blamed on not having enough depth to sustain injuries. I blame the GM for that, not Garrett. Like I said, the same team (and coach) when healthy won 13 games and could have very easily been in the Conference Championship had it not been for an amazing throw that only Aaron Rodgers can make! When you’re that close, I don’t think a coaching change is wise. Just my opinion.

  43. Cowboys fans buy his BS, year in and year out. Look at his bottom line. He’s making money hand over foot, with the same mediocre product. Every year. He’s not going to change coaches. Why should he, the star gazers think he’s brilliant. And they have more excuses than any team imaginable….Every year it’s an excuse while he cashes in.

  44. The underlying assumption most fans have is that a head coach’s primary job is to win Super Bowls. The sad truth for Cowboys fans is that playing to Jerry Jones’ ego is more important than winning for Jason Garrett! For some owners the head coach is in place to keep the team in contention like Marvin Lewis. The Haslams kept a coach with a 1-31 record to cool the perception that they are incompetent, impatient and clueless; instead they have proven they remain at least two of those things. Fans need to understand that the objective of most owners is to make money. Winning championships is nice but the fundamental truth is that head coaches are in place to build or at least defend the brand to increase the cash flow and value of the franchise. Jimmy Johnson built the Cowboys’ brand with his astute drafting and coaching. Jerry Jones’ ego diminished the brand with inept drafting and in giving priority to his personal demons (his ego and ineptitude in firing Johnson). Coach Parcells is responsible for Romo, Whitten, Ware, Ratliff, Canty, Spears, etc. – not Jones! And Parcells could not stomach Jones’ megalomania so he had to go; Garrett can so he stays. Until Jones’ desperate need to prove himself the equal of Johnson is gone the Cowboys’ head coach must remain a sycophant … and good NFL coaches rarely have that trait. Most want to win and have their own enormous egos. Until Steven Jones takes over the Cowboys will have a successful balance sheet and a mediocre team and head coach.

  45. bordner says:
    May 18, 2018 at 11:00 am
    I think Jerry’s become complacent. He knows Cowboy fans will support their team no matter what the product on the field is, so as long as he’s still making money, there’s not as much of a need to make changes.

    ————————————-

    there is nothing about Jerry Jones that screams complacency. Wildly successful billionaire business men don’t have complacency in their DNA, which is why they are wildly successful.

  46. One of the great things about being the owner of the franchise is that you don’t have to answer to anyone or explain why you do what you do. Jerruh wants Jason Garrett to coach, and that’s the end of the story. There’s nothing that anyone else can do about it. And why does Jerruh want Garrett to coach? Because, unlike Jimmy Johnson, who was a great coach, Garrett is a yes man poses no threat to Jerruh’s extremely large ego. Garrett will do as he’s told and won’t clamor for the spotlight, because he knows it’s more important to stroke Jerruh’s ego than it is to win games. Job security for a Cowboys coach involves making the owner look good. Winning is secondary, and it will always be that way as long as Jerruh is in charge.

  47. It’s not just Garrett that is the problem, the lack of a real GM is too. The eagles in the same division completely rebuilt and overhauled the team in just two years, and the giants have won two recent SBs too.
    The problems start at the top and JG isn’t the only issue
    ———————————————————————-
    Jeffrey Laurie and the Mara’s stay COMPLETELY out of football operations, letting their FO and coaches do their jobs. Jerry has been meddling in every affair with the Cowboys for almost 30 years. The clean up job Garrett has done is never talked about. Getting rid of Garrett would be one of the dumbest things at this point. #DownWithJerruh

  48. @allsyntax says:

    When Garrett is eventually fired from the Cowboys, the team will be blasted for change that will hurt the development of Dak, and Zeke- and that new schemes will set their young roster back several years.

    There’s no winning the media’s approval. Someone please pat Jerry on the back for picking a guy and sticking with him. They are drafting well, and have some success. Two of the past 4 seasons include 12 and 13 wins and two division titles. Garrett was coach of the year in just a season ago for crying out loud. When it comes to playoffs, you could equally argue it was miracles TWICE by the Packers that stole the Cowboys ticket to the Championship game. (1) Dez catch reversal – the NFL later admitted was a catch. and (2) the Rodgers hail-mary on the sideline to put them in field goal range in the final seconds.
    As a fan of the team, that’s the glass half full look at it. They have an identity in Dallas, they’re young, talented at the right positions, drafting well, and building a great team. I’ll stick with Garrett for now. He hasn’t lost the team, his message is clear and concise, and they play hard for him.
    ==================================================================================
    You are either NFL Network reporter assigned to Dallas or related to her because she said virtually the same thing on TV yesterday. But as a fan of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, I hope Garrett continues as HC for years to come!

  49. It seems Jerruh “PT Barnum” Jones’ advertising slogan is “Jason Garrett: At Least He’s Not Marvin Lewis.” He’ll make millions printing up buttons.

  50. TO got punked by CT on one of those MTV challenge shows for losing all of his money. This guy obviously is struggling with life after football and is looking for anyway to get back in the spotlight. Sad!

  51. Bring in Jeff Fischer! I want to see him get that record for most career losses as a head coach.

    He only needs one more season… maybe even just half of one.

  52. Garrett has a job for one simple reason – JJ will not allow a coach to come into Dallas who wants full control over personnel, and that is virtually every marquee name or successful coach out there.

    Garrett is fine with being just a coach, but that will prevent Jones from every getting a coach with proven success. And as long as JJ is calling the personnel shots, they are doomed for another twenty years of 8-8 or 7-9.

  53. T.O. is an idiot that never shuts up. But when you talk that much, it isn’t really a shock that something true pops out every once in a while.

  54. I rarely agree with anything T.O. has to say but he’s dead on here. I’m not a Cowboys fan so I’m glad they keep Garrett but i have no idea why they do. Maybe Jones just likes the fact that it’s easier for him to meddle with the team. Whenever he has strong willed coaches, they insist Jones butts out. Better for Jones to have a patsy for a coach so he can meddle in the day to day activities easier. Hence, they will continue to lose. Probably a 6-10 or 7-9 in store for them this year.

  55. To me, Jason Garrett is the perfect HC for the Cowboys because his personality allows for JJ to have complete control over him. Micromanagers love nothing more than to be in control.

  56. Well, in Jerry’s defense, you can’t find a brown nosing, spineless “YES” man type of coach easily. And that’s what Garrett is. That’s the only type of coach that Jerry will allow in Dallas since Parcell’s told Jerry to go **** himself.

    So Jerry said, ” I’ve got the best spineless coach in the business” so why should I fire him just to get another? Makes perfect sense to me.

  57. Garret isn’t the problem in Dallas.

    The problem in Dallas is an incompetent owner who knows less than he thinks, who has more money than he should, who hires and fires based on how he’s treated by those employees, who holds old fashion ideas about how the world should be run, who hires his own kin because they don’t have the skills to work anywhere else and who values money and power over decency and expertise.

    Jerry Jones is the one destroying the Dallas Cowboys but it’s the players and fans who must suffer his “little man in big shoes and over his head” syndrome.

    Dallas is screwed.

  58. 6ball says:
    May 18, 2018 at 12:04 pm
    .
    I think we all can agree that Garrett is under pressure to have a successful season. Mediocrity isn’t going to cut it.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Next time engage the sarcasm font. We almost took you seriously.

  59. Garrett has a higher winning percentage in Dallas then either Jimmy Johnson or Bill Parcells had. Just saying.

  60. “Garrett has a higher winning percentage in Dallas then either Jimmy Johnson or Bill Parcells had. Just saying.”

    lol

    Short a couple Super Bowls though. Just saying.

  61. “Bring in Jeff Fischer! I want to see him get that record for most career losses as a head coach.
    He only needs one more season… maybe even just half of one.”

    He only needs one more game.

  62. It was the hiring of T.O. by Jones that caused Parcells to retire. And that soon led to Garrett being HC, once Phillips was done. Had Parcells stayed for the 2007-2009 seasons, Romo & Witten may had gotten to the SB? Everybody always down on Jerry about losing Jimmy Johnson, but the loss of Parcells was tough as well.

  63. I’m no Cowboys fan but how much better does anyone think the team would have been with a different coach and the same players? By my estimation Dallas generally wins about as much as expected based on its talent. The team hasn’t quit on Garrett so I just don’t see the point in firing him.

  64. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    May 18, 2018 at 11:46 am

    T.O. has a point. And so does Florio.

    Plus, Marvin Lewis’s .527 winning percentage is more impressive than Garrett’s .559 when you consider the relative stat of the franchises when each head coach took over.

    More impressive with a lower winning percentage? Amazing! That’s what you call a homer.

  65. Not a Cowboy fan but to be honest I was quite impressed with Cowboys on All or Nothing. Thought Garret and Jones came across well. I know that counts for nothing but I was surprised.

  66. allsyntax says:
    May 18, 2018 at 10:52 am
    When Garrett is eventually fired from the Cowboys, the team will be blasted for change that will hurt the development of Dak, and Zeke- and that new schemes will set their young roster back several years.

    There’s no winning the media’s approval. Someone please pat Jerry on the back for picking a guy and sticking with him. They are drafting well, and have some success. Two of the past 4 seasons include 12 and 13 wins and two division titles. Garrett was coach of the year in just a season ago for crying out loud. When it comes to playoffs, you could equally argue it was miracles TWICE by the Packers that stole the Cowboys ticket to the Championship game. (1) Dez catch reversal – the NFL later admitted was a catch. and (2) the Rodgers hail-mary on the sideline to put them in field goal range in the final seconds.
    As a fan of the team, that’s the glass half full look at it. They have an identity in Dallas, they’re young, talented at the right positions, drafting well, and building a great team. I’ll stick with Garrett for now. He hasn’t lost the team, his message is clear and concise, and they play hard for him.

    …………….
    In Green Bay , IT WAS A CATch !
    ANd the NFL did NOT say it was
    AND
    If it was , Green Bay had plenty of time to overcome that score.
    It was just a TD Not a GAME WINNER

    And Rodgers shred the Dallas Defense
    It was ROUTINE for Rodgers. No miricle

  67. 2017 Forbes has the Cowboys valued at 4.8 Billion. Why should Jerry care what TO thinks?

  68. akira554 says:
    May 18, 2018 at 10:58 am
    Bill Cowher coached Steelers for 15 years before his first Super Bowl.

    Having organizational stability sometimes is a good thing.

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    Bill Cowher had 9 division titles, 11 playoff appearances, 6 AFC Title games, and 3 Super Bowls + oversaw 3 successful (and fast) rebuilds in *14* seasons before his first SB. Big Ben was still a caretaker when he retired…it can be argued he did all that Neil O’Donnell as the best QB he ever had. Certainly no one on Romo’s level.

    Not an equal comparison at all.

  69. Another nuanced “Jerry is an idiot” article. I agree 100% . Well, cept that whole 3 Super Bowls thing. Or, that whole 90s dynasty thing. Oh yeah, most valuable franchise in sports thing. Then the whole self made billionaire thing. Oh, guess we should mention the whole Hall of Fame gold jacket thing…or how many players from his teams wearing gold jackets? or how many asked that he present them? or those coaches and GMs around the league trying to emulate him? the TV contracts? Logo merchandising? Growth of the league? Yeah, he’s a moron idiot dumbly backing another useless puppet coach!!! I know this because some genius on a blog said so!!! makes sense if you really think about it kids….

  70. Such a terrific physical talent, yet 2 remains an emotional midget. So sad that 2 hasn’t learned the basic premise on how decisions are made in the world. Decisions are made on a personal level. Kind of like why 2 had to wait for induction to HOF. Jerrah cut Jimmy Johnson despite the fact that he won two superbowls because he personally didn’t want him coaching his team anymore. Jerrah allows Jason to coach because he likes him. He has faith that Jason will win a Superbowl for the Cowboys one day.

    Perhaps one day 2 will understand one day.

    It’s Jerrah’s team 2, he can do with it whatever he wants.

  71. Part of the reason is Jerry is the type of owner that wants a yes man (which Garrett is) and/or someone with a big name and big names tend to not be yes men and also don’t want to deal with hands on Jerry.

    Another part is, even though Garrett only has a .559 win pct…….., For like 20 years the Cowboys have been know to be such a rollercoaster having good years, then bad year, then good, then bad that they had a .500 win pct over like a 20 year span so they probably see that .559 as an improvement.

  72. Jerry Jones paid a lot of money to be able to make those decisions, and he’s won super bowls with two different coaches. I’d say Jerry is doing fine. Perhaps Terrell should have purchased the Panthers franchise. Then he’d be able to make those kinds of decisions. As brilliant as Terrell is, I’m sure he’s invested his money wisely and can afford an NFL team.

  73. TO is confused. The Dallas Cowboys have a Head Coach, but it’s NOT Jason Garrett.

  74. allsyntax says:
    May 18, 2018 at 10:52 am
    When Garrett is eventually fired from the Cowboys, the team will be blasted for change that will hurt the development of Dak, and Zeke- and that new schemes will set their young roster back several years.

    There’s no winning the media’s approval. Someone please pat Jerry on the back for picking a guy and sticking with him. They are drafting well, and have some success. Two of the past 4 seasons include 12 and 13 wins and two division titles. Garrett was coach of the year in just a season ago for crying out loud. When it comes to playoffs, you could equally argue it was miracles TWICE by the Packers that stole the Cowboys ticket to the Championship game. (1) Dez catch reversal – the NFL later admitted was a catch. and (2) the Rodgers hail-mary on the sideline to put them in field goal range in the final seconds.
    As a fan of the team, that’s the glass half full look at it. They have an identity in Dallas, they’re young, talented at the right positions, drafting well, and building a great team. I’ll stick with Garrett for now. He hasn’t lost the team, his message is clear and concise, and they play hard for him.
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    Very well thought out. This article was written for those who don’t like the Cowboys to come in and misspell words, have grammatical errors, and use false and tired narratives.

    PFT knows where its bread is buttered, and that’s with the Dallas Cowboys, they make their money on Jerry’s back. Why do you think a day old story would be revisited, save for clicks? What we wouldn’t see, is “what it means that Eli Manning’s legal team counseled him to settle his fraud case.” Day old story, NFL relevant, pulls back the curtain (and in Florio’s former wheelhouse), but would generate 4 comments unless somehow Redskins or Eagles fan picked a fight with Giants fan.

  75. “Truth be told, it is fairly rare for a coach to have the kind of job security Garrett has without more success than Garrett has had.”

    Conversely, it is very rare for a general manager to have the kind of job security Jones has without more success than Jones has had.

  76. cadreamer1969 says:
    May 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    2017 Forbes has the Cowboys valued at 4.8 Billion. Why should Jerry care what TO thinks?

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    Excellent point and this is the same reason why Jerruh has never felt like he had to hire a professional GM. He has made a ton of money and as the value has increased, he has been enabled beyond anything football-related.

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