Peter King from the new website TheMMQB.com predicted that the Dallas Cowboys would not make the playoffs this season while on the Dan Patrick show Tuesday morning. Patrick asked the Sports Illustrated writer: “Are the Cowboys making the playoffs?” King’s response was simply “No.”
King went on to speculate on what owner Jerry Jones might do with head coach Jason Garrett if the Cowboys fall short of expectations.
“I think that means Jerry Jones might be calling the Alabama area code. What is that in Tuscaloosa? 205? That might mean he’s calling 813 to inquire about Jon Gruden? Who knows. It will be an interesting post season if they don’t win.”
King seems to be suggesting that both Alabama coach Nick Saban and long-time candidate and current Monday Night Football analyst Jon “Chucky” Gruden are on Jones’ short list to replace Garrett. King continued to speculate after more prodding from host Patrick.
Patrick: “If the Cowboys don’t make the playoffs, Jason Garrett’s future is what?”
King: “Bleak. But if they don’t make the playoffs at 9-7, I think he’s gonna to stay. I think that if they go 7-9, 6-10, 8-8. 7-9, 6-10 I think barring some weird circumstances he’s in big trouble. I think .500 or above and don’t make the playoffs, who knows? That’s gonna be a Jerry Jones call. They make the playoffs, Jason lives to see 2014…I think.”
According to Jones, this season’s results will not have any effect on Garrett’s standing with the team. But I personally am siding with King here. If the Cowboys fail to make the playoffs and go under .500 this season, I think the Jason Garrett Experiment is over. And I was just starting to like the guy too. Well…bring on Chucky!
King went on to say that the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t a playoff team either. But he did hint at what new head coach Chip Kelly has up his sleeves for this season:
“I watched them practice for two hours and twenty minutes one day. They never huddled…They’re going to score an awful lot of points. I just don’t think they are going to be able to stop many people with their defense.”
You can watch the entire interview below: