Cowboys announce Jason Garrett’s departure

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The Cowboys made it official Sunday night, announcing shortly after word leaked, that Jason Garrett will not return as their head coach.

Garrett’s contract expires Jan. 14.

“We are extremely grateful to Jason Garrett for his more than 20 years of service to the Dallas Cowboys as a player, assistant coach and head coach,” Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones said in a statement. “His level of commitment, character and dedication to this organization has been outstanding at every stage of his career. In his nine full years as a head coach, he guided our team to three division championships while also having them in position to play for the NFC East title in the last game of the year in four other seasons. His tenure of leadership will be characterized by his ability to produce teams that always played with great effort, emotion and passion, and he represented our organization with great pride, loyalty and respect.

“Jason Garrett’s legacy with the Dallas Cowboys will always be that of someone who strived for greatness every day that he walked through the door, and as someone who instilled the virtues of enthusiasm, hard work and appreciation for the profession in all of the men who played with him and for him.

“He is, and always will remain, a cherished member of the Dallas Cowboys family, and his contributions to the organization are greatly appreciated.”

The search for Garrett’s replacement began before the announcement as the Cowboys interviewed Marvin Lewis and Mike McCarthy in recent days.

84 responses to “Cowboys announce Jason Garrett’s departure

  1. Crazy, the Patriots lose and FINALLY the announcement? Bill Welcome to Dallas! Dak didnt get an extension either, Brady WELCOME to Dallas! Or Peyton and Brees!

    A guy can dream cant he! ? Dont need anymore losing ex HC to waste this young talent on.

  2. Wow that sounds like a hell of a resume,maybe if Jerry left him alone to coach the team he would have had post season success…..

  3. I was beginning to think that Garrett would be a game-time decision in game 1 of the 2020 regular season.

  4. Well, of course they announced it now, the playoffs are in progress. Jerry’s got to have attention, he’d die without it.

  5. hedleykow says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:08 pm
    I was beginning to think that Garrett would be a game-time decision in game 1 of the 2020 regular season.

    Now that was FUNNY! lol

  6. Adios Jason. I am reminded of what the minister said at the funeral of Chuckles the Clown:

    A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants.

  7. Well gee, Jerry, what are you gonna do now?
    Weasly, little milquetoast, figurehead yes-men don’t just grown on trees you know.
    Where else are you going to find somebody who will just stand there with a clipboard and clap while you run the play calling from up in your box?

  8. Well, Jerry is either going to hire a Coach with NFL experience; like McCarthy or Lewis? Or make big splash and break the internet and hire Lincoln Riley, Matt Rhule or Urban Meyer? Or try to trade the farm for a Sean Peyton?

    Jerry loves every moment of this!

    I just see him trying to hire a young Lincoln Riley with a veteran DC!

  9. Did Jerry Jones seriously just wait until the Eagles were playing in the game he expected his Cowboys to be in before he released the news?

  10. Funny how the announcement (finally) came during the Eagles-Seahawks game. You know, the one the Cowboys should have been playing in. If they had beaten the Eagles a few weeks ago.

  11. Had to be “breaking news”…in the middle of the playoffs, in prime time. Surprised Jerruh didn’t make someone open an envelope and read the decision inside it.
    The “hole” is bigger than the sum of the 31 other parts.

  12. calizcowboyz says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:02 pm
    Crazy, the Patriots lose and FINALLY the announcement? Bill Welcome to Dallas! Dak didnt get an extension either, Brady WELCOME to Dallas! Or Peyton and Brees!

    —-

    The story is about the Cowboys, not the Patriots. Why you think they are linked is beyond me. Dak hasn’t been extended but there is zero reason to think he will not. Anyone who wants Brady after the second half of the season is nuts. Peyton has retired. And Brees isn’t going anywhere.

    That should cover it.

  13. ricko1112 says:

    Owners who mettle never win…
    =========================================

    Does that count for general managers as well?

  14. Is it possible he dragged it out until it became common knowledge and a non-story and made it official during Wild Card weekend when there are bigger stories to talk about so it gets lost in the shuffle?

  15. “Beli-sneak.” I’ve seen this on all of your posts. Who is “Beli-sneak” anyway? eyeroll….

  16. “Jason Garrett’s legacy with the Dallas Cowboys will always be that of someone who strived for greatness every day that he walked through the door….but consistently failed to actually do it.”

  17. Garrett’s agent: Starting next week, the Ginger Clapper will be available for clapping lessons at your nearest PGA tour event.

  18. objectivefbfan says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Peyton has retired.
    ———————————————————————
    He’s talking about SEAN Peyton, Einstein.

  19. objectivefbfan says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm
    calizcowboyz says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:02 pm
    Crazy, the Patriots lose and FINALLY the announcement? Bill Welcome to Dallas! Dak didnt get an extension either, Brady WELCOME to Dallas! Or Peyton and Brees!

    —-

    The story is about the Cowboys, not the Patriots. Why you think they are linked is beyond me. Dak hasn’t been extended but there is zero reason to think he will not. Anyone who wants Brady after the second half of the season is nuts. Peyton has retired. And Brees isn’t going anywhere.

    That should cover it.

    Sean Peyton has retired? The story is about nfl football and the season is over for the teams that i was talking about. And the Cowboys are SEARCHING for a new HC. And Dak hasnt got an extension for a reason. pssst BTW Brady just needs a supporting cast at this stage of his carer.

    are you mad bro? having a bad Sunday? want to hug it out?

  20. “I’m proud of the way I coached over the last 10 years. We didn’t win anything but none the less I’m proud of everything we didn’t accomplish. I’d like to thank Jerry for all of that free money he gave me and my staff to underachieve it’s greatly appreciated. To the players who gave everything, and were put in the worst possible position to succeed every single time they took the field I wanna say thank you. Clap Clap smile I’m outta here” – Jason Garrett

  21. I think Jason will be working in the basement next week for free..you can’t fire me, I’m working for free😂

  22. carloswlassiter says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    objectivefbfan says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm
    Peyton has retired.
    ———————————————————————
    He’s talking about SEAN Peyton, Einstein.
    —————————————————–
    Irony and comedy are cousins.

  23. dickshotdogs says:

    “Beli-sneak.” I’ve seen this on all of your posts. Who is “Beli-sneak” anyway?

    ________________

    As known as Belicheat.

    Need another clue?

  24. I hate to say it but the Cowboys job is pretty attractive right now. You have a young qb for at least 2 years that you know is durable and capable, even if you don’t want him long term it’s enough time to get a system in place for “your guy”. Maybe a handful of current coaches wouldn’t leave their team for the cowboys if they could.

  25. The Cowboys are a classy organization and Garrett is also first class. That’s how you do it when a guy has 20 years of service. Garrett has always been loyal, and he’s been very well taken care of financially by Jerry Jones.

  26. I find it interesting that as soon as Minnesota wins, they announce that Garrett is gone. I think that Jerrah thought a Vikings loss today would free up Zimmer. When that didn’t happen, the scramble to get a coach with NFL experience just got real, and couldn’t drag their feet anymore. My .02…

  27. 3 NFC titles in 9 years when the divisions now only consist of 4teams ,and you’ve ha
    d the best personnel most of that time, is not exactly smashing the odds. Good bye Jason,and this is your future Giant fans.

  28. Guy Hence says:

    Mr. Jones. Get Bill Cowher. Experiences, discipinarian, respected and smart. He’s a winner.

    _____________

    Been away too long.

  29. When you really take in what this completely over the top press release is saying,you have to wonder…if Garrett is/was all of these things to the Cowboys,WHY THE HELL are you FIRING him ??? Jones is ridiculous.

  30. Tylaws says
    LMAO. That’s what the rest of us were doing yesterday when the Pats lost. Where were you?

  31. Guy Hence says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:07 pm
    Mr. Jones. Get Bill Cowher. Experiences, discipinarian, respected and smart. He’s a winner.

    ____________________________________

    Cowher would never be Jones’s yes-man. No way. Jones is going to be hard-pressed to find one.

  32. McCarthy probably told him he’s not interviewing until Garrett was really gone. If he hires McCarthy, we’ll see who was more desperate-McCarthy if he agrees to be Jerruh’s puppet or Jerruh if he gives McCarthy a lot of control.

  33. McCarthy next head coach, please No. retreads are available for a reason. The hits just keep on coming.

  34. Just as I suspected. When dallas didnt fire Garrett after week 17, I knew they would wait for the wknd during the playoffs so they can feel relevant while all the playoff teams were playing for something much bigger.

  35. brawlkc says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:56 pm
    I hate to say it but the Cowboys job is pretty attractive right now. You have a young qb for at least 2 years that you know is durable and capable, even if you don’t want him long term it’s enough time to get a system in place for “your guy”. Maybe a handful of current coaches wouldn’t leave their team for the cowboys if they could.

    __________________________________

    When you factor in Jerry Jones breathing down your neck,telling you what to say and do,and holding unemployment over you with every game,the attractiveness goes away in a hurry. No GOOD football guy will touch it.

  36. What about Coach Zimmer? Thought the Vikings were supposed to roll over against the Saints and Zimmer was going to be the next coach? What happened to the “Winds of Change”?

  37. Jerry Jones legacy with the Cowboys will forever be he fired the greatest coach they ever had in Jimmy Johnson and cost the Cowboys and their fans at least 3 more Super Bowls.

  38. It would be predictable for a long term losing franchise like Dallas to announce tomorrow that Kellen Moore and Rod Marinelli would remain coordinators before hiring the next head coach.

  39. riverhorsey says:
    January 5, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Jerry Jones legacy with the Cowboys will forever be he fired the greatest coach they ever had in Jimmy Johnson and cost the Cowboys and their fans at least 3 more Super Bowls.
    —————————————————————————————————————————–
    At least 3 more? Where do you guys come up with this nonsense?

  40. Jerry really does run a first class NFL franchise. His team’s only weakness is their inability to win games.

  41. So now the Cowboys will be Fox’s Game of the Week every Sunday instead of every other? Can’t wait.

  42. The Cowboys are a trash organization run by a delusional billionaire they’ve been irrelevant since 1996 yet they think the football world still revolves around their horrible franchise. Lousy fan base that constantly complains about the Eagles because they’re jealous that Philly was able to win a Superbowl this decade while they haven’t won one in over 2 decades going on 3. I’m not an Eagles fan at all I think they’re just as horrible, but I find it funny as heck that Cowboys fans are constantly whining about Philly. The Cowboys have had some of the best talent in the league over multiple years yet couldn’t deliver, and now they have a bunch of me me guys, and they’re wondering why they can’t win. Dak is no top tier quarterback he’s average to slightly above average who needs everything to go just right in order to win. As long as he’s taking the snaps the Cowboys will never get back to the dance that’s it end of story

  43. I grew up 20 miles from Tom Landry’s home in Mission, TX, where he is revered. There’s a mural that takes up a city block dedicated to him and the Dallas Cowboys, a museum in his honor, and a high school football stadium named after him.

    When Jerry Jones fired Tom Landry, guys I grew up with, who had been diehard fans all their lives, swore they would never watch another Cowboys game. And they didn’t, not even when Jimmy Johnson was winning, but I did. It’s a form of self-flagellation, being a Dallas Cowboys fan.

    All I know is that when Tom Landry passed away, it shut down the entire city of Dallas for a week. Tens of thousands lined the streets for his funeral procession. That does not happen for some guy who coached a football team and won a couple of Super Bowls. Tom Landry was legendary.

    Nothing like that happened when Vince Lombardi passed away. Nothing like that will happen when Bill Belichick passes away.

    Nobody cried when Jimmy Johnson was fired. Oh, they were upset, because he was a winning coach, but he didn’t do so well in Miami. Nobody cried when Barry Switzer was fired, even though he won a Super Bowl with players drafted and developed by Landry and Johnson. Nobody cried when Gailey, Phillips, Campo, Parcells were fired. And nobody will be lining the streets for their funerals.

    Now that Jason Garrett has been fired, all I hear is a sigh of relief. When he was first hired and the Dallas Cowboys posted that stupid photo of him in a suit and fedora, like he was the next Tom Landry, I actually printed it out and used it as a target at the shooting range, blasted it with a .357 magnum.

    Garrett in now gone, thankfully. Our long national nightmare is over, or is it just beginning? Jerry Jones does not have a very successful history of hiring head coaches.

    I’ll keep watching, because that’s what I do. I’m a Cowboys fan. It’s a form of self-flagellation.

    By my count there are at least 25 players who are now unrestricted or restricted free agents, including the quarterback and wide receiver. That’s half the team! Can’t sign everybody, especially with a new coach coming in, who is doubtless going to bring in his own staff.

    Roster turnovers, coaching changes happen all the time. And they seldom work out well. It is very rare for a coach or a player to move from one team to another and win.

    These are the Dallas Cowboys under the general mismanagement of owner Jerry Jones.

  44. How about Sean Peyton, he already lives in Dallas in the offseason. While you are at it, please trade up and draft Burrows (let’s end the decades of mediocrity please.)

  45. The Jerruh says:
    “…he guided our team to three division championships while also having them in position to play for the NFC East title in the last game of the year in four other seasons”

    IOW, Garrett lost FOUR times when playing for the NFCE title. That’s a losing record, Jerruh, but nice phraseology, lol.

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