HEAD COACH ON CHOPPING BLOCK
In the eyes of the fans, there is no doubt that the importance of the Washington game lays solely on postseason eligibility. Anything beyond that we will address after the fact. We want a division title and to host a playoff game…PERIOD.
Within the confines of Valley Ranch things are far more dire and consequential. Imagine this worst-case scenario. The Dallas defense again fails to hold it’s ground and the Redskins vanquish the ailing Cowboys.
Just a few hours later, the rival Eagles defeat the hungry Bears and officially terminate all hope of Dallas reaching the post-season once again. Except this time, the Cowboys wouldn’t even have made it to the final week for a showdown.
Even though Dallas might still finish 8-8 (the Eagles wouldn’t play their starters), by not even having life going into the final game, they would have actually taken a step backwards from the last two 8-8 seasons.
If all those very real possibilities took place, do we really believe Jason Garrett is the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys a month later? Not a chance in the world.
Cowboys fans would be outraged at a new high. Jerry would withdraw support from Jason to pass the buck somewhere away from himself. Dallas would acquire a new head football coach for 2014.
Not to mention Jason Garrett would then have a career head coaching record most likely at 29-27. In the 3 full seasons as head coach his record would be a dead even, mediocre 24-24.
Good luck finding anything more than a coordinator job coming off that busted performance. I doubt Garrett would get another head coaching chance on the pro level for quite some time.