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.
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?