Dispelling Myths, Sharing Revelations, and Talking Dallas Cowboys

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If you listen to the Cowboys media, Garrett’s chair has basically now branded his rump it is so hot. If you listen to the post uncomfortable Jerry Jones, it sounds like he is ready for Jason to be here for a really long time. The truth probably lies somewhere in between as it usually does. I don’t think anyone should doubt that the Dallas Cowboys cannot come up short a third straight season under Jason’s watch. At the same time I think Jerry is firmly behind his young Head Coach, and I submit that this is a good thing. You simply cannot build anything by changing constantly; and since the day Jimmy walked off into the South Florida surf and sunset the Dallas Cowboys have been too focused on change.

Some of the changes were good. I will forever be grateful to Bill Parcells for his time with the Cowboys because it restored some professionalism that was clearly lost during the Dave Campo era. I think his inclusion in the Hall of Fame class of 2013 is well warranted. Since The Big Tuna’s departure it seems like the media once again plunged into the sky is falling reporting style that was warranted under Campo, but probably wasn’t warranted for any of the other Head Coaches.

Aug 4, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Bill Parcells enters Fawcett Stadium before the start of the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Now before anyone misinterprets that comment consider this; there are only two Head Coaches in Cowboys History who have not taken a team to the Post Season. They are Dave Campo and Jason Garrett. Chan Gailey was only here two years, but he made the Post Season both years. Gailey and Parcells join Campo and Garrett as the only Head Coaches not to win a Post Season game here. Garrett’s story has not been fully written, and it is stupid to project that he never will lead the Cowboys to the post season. I will simply say this, he better. If he doesn’t, that hot seat just might brand him after all. That would be uncomfortable.

You would think Jerry’s edict was aimed at the media instead of his team. They are the ones who seem to be the most uncomfortable in Dallas. It starts with their apparent inability to accept the truth. All over the Internet we saw rumors that Garrett was going to be out, and Jon Gruden was leaving the Monday night Football booth to walk the sidelines and scowl once again. I am sorry, but this was nothing but a huge myth. Jason Garrett was never going anywhere for 2013. Any speculation otherwise was pure and simple pot stirring trying to create a story, because heaven knows in the Internet age sensationalism sells, and news sites need traffic clicks.

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  • P.j. Doyle

    I say Garrett is taking this team in the ground. If he doesn’t I will be the first I say is wrong. And I hope I am. But my gut says Garrett is no good for this team. I hope we can get this year over with and get a strong head coach that knows what he is doing. God knows Jason Garrett isn’t the guy!

  • kindablue

    The cover got blown off the facade of Jason Garrett’s power a few days after his season-ending press conference when he insisted there would be no changes, when Jerry contradicted him and said he would make things ‘uncomfortable’. Then heads started to roll. Jason, you’d better deliver, or you’re next. His most recent press conference over play calling duties is the epitome of the besieged head coach. We’d better get used to the idea of a retread head coach in 2014.