Jason Garrett’s phone apparently isn’t ringing, yet

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While the world waits for the Cowboys to announce that Jason Garrett, barring a minor miracle, won’t return as the team’s head coach, an important question has emerged: Will any of the four teams with current vacancies try to hire him?

The Browns, Panthers, Giants, and Washington are officially looking for coaches. Garrett’s name hasn’t come up as to any of them.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones repeatedly has said that Garrett would be in heavy demand if he were available. He’s available; he’s in no demand.

That could change. Someone could, in theory, interview Garrett as a courtesy to Garrett’s agent, or to pick Garrett’s brain as to the Cowboys’ roster and plans. But it’s currently not believed that Garrett will be getting one of the various NFL head-coaching jobs in the current cycle.

Could he be an offensive coordinator? An assistant head coach/offense? Could he take a year off and look for a college job? Or could he end up in the media?

Whatever the case, a decade of Dallas pedigree doesn’t hurt. He could be an intriguing addition to the landscape of talking heads, if he actually would be willing to say things and not simply stay in the public eye, without burning bridges, in the hopes of coaching again.

57 responses to “Jason Garrett’s phone apparently isn’t ringing, yet

  1. He’s not available until Jones fires him or his contract runs out, whichever happens first. Until then, talking to him is tampering.

  2. Who would really hire him? He hasn’t been allowed to have an original thought in his whole career! All he knows how to do is to do what Jerry tells him to do.

    Go 8-8 Jason.

    Yes Sir, Jerry!

  3. Maybe he can get a job working at a power plant. I’m sure he can def clap harder and faster then he has shown. His potential is limitless…

  4. Any head coach who has been in the league for ten years should be all set for retirement. Why would any sane person want to work 120 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, for even ten years, let alone longer? Not to mention having a boss like Jerry Jones or any of the other full-of-themselves owners in the league. Life couldn’t suck much more than that, could it?

  5. Technically, he is under contract until the league year ends in March, so teams reaching out to him now would be tampering.

  6. unlike asking to talk to a co-ordinator-Garrett is still under contract to the cowboys until January 14.

    It would be a fineable offense

  7. Technically Garrett is still under contract and another team contacting Him would be a violation of NFL rules which Mike seems to not know anything about.

  8. Talking head? Are you kidding me? The only thing Jason Garrett does worse than coaching football is talking about football. I don’t understand the whole “dallas pedigree” thing in terms of assuming people from there would automatically be good on TV.

    *cough* Jason Witten *cough*

  9. I’m surprised given that we are such a participation trophy culture now,id think he would be the hottest commodity in the league.

  10. You literally said it yourself – he hasn’t been fired yet. Wouldn’t it be considered tampering to contact a coach about a job while he’s still officially the current coach of a team?

  11. Garrett likely isn’t an ideal coordinator candidate, as he seemed to be tactically limited in Dallas, but he has a strong personality and experience and has usually gotten his team to play hard. He would be an ideal assistant head coach, and a good fit for the proper media job. He might also be a really good college coach, as he seems like someone whom college players would respond to.

  12. After having Jerry Jones hovering over me and telling me what to say and do for all those years,my choice would be retirement. Surely Garrett has enough money to take some time,reassess things, and most of all,not have to hear that old geezer’s voice, holding his job over him with every game. He must have some self respect left,or does he?

  13. He’d be a bore-fest as a talking head. He’d be all corporate and never say anything that might ruffle some potential future employer’s feathers.

  14. If any other team wants a coach that is often outcoached, does NOT pay attention to detail, is reactive and not proactive, will never be known as creative or innovative, will operate in conservative ways, and considers putting one man in motion on offense as “daring”, then Garrett is your guy. He is supposedly a very nice, smart person but as a football coach, he lives in the early 1990s.

  15. Jerry wants to be known as the guy who fired Tom Landry, but extended Jason Garrett for a decade plus.

  16. Could Garrett even answer a phone? Of the 13,678 times they have shown him on the sidelines wearing a headset, I dont think I’ve ever seen him open his mouth to speak.

  17. I would sooner hire that homeless guy that told the Browns to draft Johnny Manziel than give the Clapper control of another team. He had top 10 talent for most of his tenure as Coach and delivered bottom 10 results almost every year.

  18. Brobokil says:
    December 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm
    You literally said it yourself – he hasn’t been fired yet. Wouldn’t it be considered tampering to contact a coach about a job while he’s still officially the current coach of a team?

    He’s a free agent. He has no contract.

  19. hedleykow says:
    December 30, 2019 at 2:11 pm
    Any head coach who has been in the league for ten years should be all set for retirement. Why would any sane person want to work 120 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, for even ten years, let alone longer? Not to mention having a boss like Jerry Jones or any of the other full-of-themselves owners in the league. Life couldn’t suck much more than that, could it?

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    It’s called passion. Few men possess it, which is why few men get these opportunities.

  20. Could Jerruh Jones be charged with defiling a corpse with all this after the fact foreplay/post play?

    Since when has Garrett had passion? From what I can see, there is no difference between him and a corpse other than the smell.

  21. Jerry Jones: ” We had a very nice visit and then I fired him.” Hopefully,Garrett quits before Jones has the chance to can him. At least get the last word.

  22. I’d hold off patting yourself on the back here, the media has been projecting Garrett’s firing EVERY YEAR for like the last 6-7 years. If you throw enough darts into the wind you’re bound to hit something somewhere along the line.

  23. packerfantastic says:
    December 30, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    Technically, he is under contract until the league year ends in March, so teams reaching out to him now would be tampering

    Wrong, his contract runs out January 14th

  24. Jones will not fire Garrett until Jones is A.) ready to admit that after 20+ years of serving as his own GM he knows nothing about selecting talent and B.) his ego is ready to accept a coach who speaks truth to power. And its the latter that has made Garrett less attractive as a hire because he’s seen as a ‘yes’ man.

  25. We all get it, JJ likes him because he played for the Boys back in the day, but he really has only shown competence as a QB coach, and serviceable as an OC. I like the college idea, I bet he could recruit pretty well in Texas and surrounding states due to his connection with the Cowboys, and the NCAA game is all about recruiting.

  26. There are 6 billion people on Planet Earth, only 28 of them are currently head coaches in the NFL. Jason Garrett was an NFL head coach for 10 years which is quite an accomplishment. He currently has a winning record which very few coaches finish with. Several 13-3 seasons includes, multiple NFC East titles.

    Only about a dozen people have earned the right to dis Garrett. None have to date.

  27. Jerry is going to have to hire a lower tier college guy at this point. No experienced head coach will take his direction after more than 2 decades of failure. Either Jerry steps aside or you get a guy that’s gonna be “given a shot” to prove himself. Look what Rivera demanded in Washington. No more Allen. First good move Snyder has performed in more than a decade.

    I can guarantee you his last name won’t be Meyer, or even Rhule.

    Another rough decade ahead for the boys.

    Life is gonna be tough for cowboys fans for a while.

  28. I’d be on Day 1 of retirement if I were this guy. How old is this dude, 50-ish? That’s the dream, bud, that’s the 4-Point Cartman Plan right there: Start up, cash in, sell out, bro down.

  29. > Whatever the case, a decade of Dallas pedigree doesn’t hurt

    LOL. Dallas has won exactly two playoff games since 1996, and one was v. a Philthydelphia team that was completely decimated by injuries to the point where a Pop Warner team could have given them a run for their money. As such, I’m not exactly sure what you are implying with that statement.

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