Jan. 31, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Peter King of NBC sports appears in a press meet and greet at the Motorola Media Center at the JW Marriott. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

Peter King: "Cowboys Will Not Make The Playoffs"

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:

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  • Artie C

    Peter King was responsible for showing Jason Garrett’s training camp opening speech to the team. The one that showed the grittier side of Garrett and made me positively rethink His head coaching ability. King does that a month ago, than seems to completely dismiss Garrett on Dan Patrick’s show.

  • True Cowboys Fan

    He does look like a peter . Cant wait for the season to start that’s all I got to say oh & this GO COWBOYS !! TRUE COWBOY Fan For Life !!

  • Smitty

    King has long harbored an anti-Cowboys bias and shows it yet again. On the flip side, SF and Pitt remain teams that can do no wrong in his eyes.

  • Richard

    Go kick rocks, Peter!!!

  • Richard Storm

    Nothing to see in here, guys…move along…

  • John

    King’s criticism seemed more directed toward Jerry Jones. King seemed almost sympathetic to Garrett, and never even implied that Garrett would deserve to get fired if the ‘Boys miss the playoffs this year – just that Jerry is sure to lose patience with the experiment. I’m not so sure I agree. Let’s hope the team’s play on the field makes the point moot…

  • ctcowboy1968

    King doesn’t know crap. Awful predictor. Never gets it right. Usually picks the favorites or Pittsburgh. Guy is an idiot. The NFC east is there for the taking. NYG could easily end up in last place. Eagles, giants & dead skins all have poor defenses.

  • Raymond Tippett

    king go swallow a egg, garret is building a great thing here , I don’t see a 8-8 season this year. I remember all the crap was said by this guy in 1992 when he said the cowboys are still two years away, from a winning season! well he was so wrong then and he is wrong now!!! cant put anything he says as gospel , the guy gets it right sometimes and I mean sometimes but not this time and as far as the eagles go there going to score a awful a lot of points well bro that isn’t going to be the case either .there line is very suspect vick will be running for his life and he always makes mistakes when tht is the case

  • luismanuelvillalvazohinojosa

    What is the value of a Peter King report? Is he giving us insight? No! he is basically stating the obvious. thus, he shows us that he has not looked at all into what the Cowboys have been doing. He is not giving us news or insight or useful information. He is just repeating the thing that has been said from the beginning: “if Garret looses he’ll be out; Garret is only a care taker coach until Jerry gets who he wants.” They have been saying this stuff since Garret took over. I for one welcome this kind of comments. It means that the Cowboys are under their radar and they are going to have to eat their words when the time comes.