The Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is finding out what former head coach Wade Phillips felt when Wade’s time started running out.
General Manager Jerry Jones is making many changes in Dallas with the coaching staff in the infancy of off-season football. These changes include the firings and leavings of coaches who were “hand picked” by current head coach Jason Garrett. With the coaching staff leaving and being replaced with Jerry Jones at the forefront of the changes it is becoming an eerily familiar scene for longtime Cowboy fans. These changes are coming at a faster rate than the changes which set former coach Wade Phillips up for failure in that dreaded 6-10 season almost 3 years ago.
Jason Garrett has to be feeling the pressure of putting a winning record and at least a playoff team out there this upcoming season. The heat has been turned on and it’s time for Jason Garrett to make this teams record reflect the talent of the team.
Since it’s been announced that Jason Garrett won’t be the play-caller and will just be head coach, something that he should have been all along as I’ve never been a fan of a head coach having a dual job as a coordinator, he needs to focus on the main aspects of Football 101. No more should Garrett have an excuse for not being able to clock manage, not to have an excuse to throw the challenge flags and other general head coaching issues.
With rumors flying about in Dallas about the possibility of Jerry Jones being spotted in Tampa, Florida and then with rumors of Jon Gruden being spotted with Jerry Jones, Garrett is feeling that pressure of having someone looking over his should as Wade did when Garrett became the highest paid offensive coordinator in the league. Garrett like Wade is handling the pressure in stride as he hasn’t spoken to the media and is silently interviewing coaching candidates for the current vacancies the team has.
This is Garrett’s last stand. It’s playoffs or good-bye, unless, you are like me and you have the sneaking suspicion that Garrett won’t be around for the season opener in September because Jerry Jones has something up his sleeve because quite frankly things in Dallas have been way too quiet but not boring to say the least.