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This is Jason Garrett’s first game against the Minnesota Vikings. Here is how other Cowboys coaches have fared against the Vikings for their careers, including playoffs:

Tom Landry: 10-7
Jimmy Johnson: 1-0
Barry Switzer: 2-0
Chan Gailey: 0-3
Dave Campo: 0-1
Bill Parcells: 0-1
Wade Phillips: 1-2

This will be the 27th time since Jason Garrett became offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys in 2007 that he will coach against the same defense his team runs. He is 11-15 in such games.

This is Jason Garrett’s first time to face the Minnesota Vikings. Now, all that remains in the NFC are the Green Bay Packers. In the NFL, the Packers, Jaguars, Titans, and Texans remain.

In opening encounters, Jason Garrett is 15-11 with a 9-5 record at home.

Jason Garrett has a 15-14 record on FOX with a 6-6 record at home.

Jason Garrett was last 4-4 back in 2011. His team won the next game, a home game, by defeating the Buffalo Bills 44-7.

In coming home from a back-to-back road trip, Jason Garrett is 3-0.
Only two times has Jason Garrett brought a loss home and extended it into a losing streak: 2011 when the Cowboys lost to Arizona on 12/4 and played the Giants at home on 12/11, and then this year when Dallas lost in San Diego in Week 4 and then came home to lose to Denver in Week 5.
Against the NFC North, Jason Garrett has a 1-3 record. His lone win came against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium on 11/21/10 and Jon Kitna filled in for an injured Tony Romo.
Jason Garrett’s 1-3 record against the NFC North is his worst record against an NFC division.
Jason Garrett is 3-0 in AT&T Stadium’s first November games.
Against teams who qualified for the postseason the previous year, Jason Garrett is 7-12.
In 2010, the NFL saw four interim head coaches. Jason Garrett and Leslie Frazier are the only interim head coaches who were promoted to head coaches. Additionally, they are the only two head coaches currently in the league who were once interims for their present team.


Among the 15 head coaches who were hired or promoted from 2011-12, Leslie Frazier is among the 4/15 who led their teams to the playoffs. The other head coaches are Jim Harbaugh, John Fox, and Chuck Pagano.

Leslie Frazier was a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears that won Super Bowl XX and the fourth player from that team to become an NFL head coach. Since 10/26/08, there have been at least two NFL head coaches who were members of the ’85 Bears.

This is Leslie Frazier’s first time to face the Dallas Cowboys. In initial games, Leslie Frazier is 11-14 with a 5-7 record on the road.

Sep 29, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier during the NFL International Series game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Steelers 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This is Leslie Frazier’s first time to face the Dallas Cowboys. Here is how other Vikings head coaches have fared for their careers, including playoffs:

Norm Van Brocklin: 0-3
Bud Grant: 5-7
Jerry Burns: 2-0
Dennis Green: 3-3
Mike Tice: 1-0
Brad Childress: 2-1

The last time the Minnesota Vikings were 1-6 under Leslie Frazier back in 2011, they went on the road the next week to defeat the Carolina Panthers 24-21.

Leslie Frazier has a 10-17 record on FOX with a 5-13 record on the road.

Like Jason Garrett, Leslie Frazier’s first game as an interim head coach was a road game, which he won when Minnesota defeated Washington 17-13 on 11/28/10.
Leslie Frazier is 7-13 on the road, including playoffs.
Minnesota is 1/4 NFL franchises to have had multiple African American head coaches:

Raiders: Art Shell, Hue Jackson
Colts: Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell
Vikings: Dennis Green, Leslie Frazier
Buccaneers: Tony Dungy, Raheem Morris

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