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JEFF FISHER FACTS

All-time, Jeff Fisher holds a 3-2 advantage as head coach against the Dallas Cowboys.

When facing Jeff Fisher after a loss, the Dallas Cowboys are 1-1. In both of those instances, Jeff Fisher’s team had earned a win the week prior.

Among active NFL head coaches, Jeff Fisher is 1/5 of the NFL’s 32 head coaches to sport facial hair. Only Fisher and the Chiefs’ Andy Reid sport mustaches.

This is the third team that Jeff Fisher will take into Dallas, but only the second franchise with which he has coached.

Aug 24, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher during the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field .The Broncos defeated the Rams 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Fisher is only one of two head coaches to coach for the franchise that beat him in the Super Bowl. Dan Reeves is the only other coach to do that, for he coached Broncos in Super Bowl XXI and then later coached Giants from 1993-96.

Jeff Fisher was the Eagles defensive coordinator during the 1989 Thanksgiving Day game, also known as the “Bounty Bowl.”

Jeff Fisher was the 49ers’ defensive backs coach from 1992-93, which means he was part of those NFC Championship that the Cowboys dominated San Fransisco.

Jeff Fisher has started 1-1 twelve times in his head coaching career. Only 4/12 times (’00, ’02, ’03, ’07) has his team ended up making the playoffs. When that happens, 1/4 of the time has his team won a playoff game (’00, ’02, ’03)

 

JASON GARRETT FACTS

Jeff Fisher and Jason Garrett both have the distinction of being interim head coaches who ended up coaching the team for which they served as an interim. Fisher went 1-5 with the 1994 Houston Oilers, while Garrett went 5-3 with the 2010 Dallas Cowboys.

Jason Garrett is 7-5 against coaches with facial hair.

Coming off of a road loss and playing at home, Jason Garrett is 5-1. His first win in such a circumstance came in 2011 when the Cowboys lost 16-20 to the New England Patriots and then came home to trounce the St. Louis Rams 34-7.

Coming off of losses in general, Jason Garrett is 10-6.

In Week 3 contests, Jason Garrett is 2-0, and both of those have been at home in AT&T Stadium.

Last week’s 16 points to the Chiefs was the eighth-worst offensive point total in Jason Garrett’s career as head coach.

Last week was also Jason Garrett’s second 1-point loss of his coaching career. Incidentally, he has three 1-point victories since taking over in 2010.

In games coming down to a 1-2 point margin, Jason Garrett is now 4-3.

Coming off of games with 1-point margins of defeat, Jason Garrett is 1-0, the 1/2/11 season finale at Philadelphia being the lone win. Oddly, it was a 1-point win.

In rematches with teams against whom he won the initial encounter of his career, Jason Garrett is 2-3.

Jason Garrett is 3-0 at home in the month of September.

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