Dispelling Myths, Sharing Revelations, and Talking Dallas Cowboys

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John Garrett’s father, Jim, was a Scout for the Cowboys from 1987 to 2004 when he retired. John played a year for the Cowboys. His younger brothers are the Head Coach and the Assistant Director of Pro Player Personnel. Both of his younger brothers also played for the Cowboys. In other words, much like George Reeves was tied to the Superman character he portrayed, the Garrett name is tied to the Dallas Cowboys.

John wanted the Head Coaching job with the Delaware Blue Hens. He wanted out of the Cowboys shadow and the Garrett ties to that brand. His leaving was entirely his choice. Whether some can accept this or not is irrelevant. It is the truth and the evidence this is the case is right there. Jason has reported it and John did indeed want to be a college Head Coach as evidenced by the Delaware job probing. I heard many skeptics say John could not get a job anywhere other than for his brother. Oh well, so much for that myth too. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sure had no issue with bringing him on board, and pretty quickly after he was officially available.

Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys passing game coordinator John Garrett on the field prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Replacing John on the staff is Wes Phillips, the son of the previous Head Coach, the man Jason Garrett replaced in the middle of the 2010 season. I am telling you now to watch Wes because he is going to keep rising up the Coaching ranks. His former boss’s son not only stayed behind to coach with him, but is taking his own brother’s spot coaching a Hall of Fame Tight End in Jason Witten. Anyone who thinks that isn’t some impressive pull for a young Head Coach is deluding themselves.

Well, the ultimate question now hopefully is not who will call the offensive plays, but rather how can this writer, stuck in Arizona, say that Jason Garrett is likely the most powerful Head Coach in Dallas since Jimmy and at least on par with Parcells?

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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.