Dallas Cowboys Staying With Garrett = Pathetic

Nov 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garett calls a play during the game against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium. The Redskins beat the Cowboys 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

When Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton threw his second interception to seal the third consecutive loss in the de-facto NFC East championship game, it seemed that most fans wanted to see the head coach, Jason Garrett, gone after 3 mediocre years.  On the following Monday, the chance to see a complete coaching overhaul vanished when Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones backed Garrett to stay on as head coach. Let the misery continue for the fans of America’s Team.

While Jones seems to be leaning on firing both offensive coordinator Bill Callahan and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, the decision to let Garrett stay on as head coach is just another mistake the GM can add to his long list of failures with this franchise. There was nothing about this season that shows anything can get better with the current coaching regime.

In every game there was some issue; either it was injuries, game strategy, coaching, and there was no accountability. Garrett simply just went about his business and really didn’t take command of the team to steer it in the right direction. Only when quarterback Tony Romo made magic happen late in games did the team succeed. Everywhere else was a complete and utter disaster.

The defense was one of the biggest issues and no change ever happened all year long.  Garrett as head coach needed to take a firm grasp and change something on that side of the ball, but instead allowed Kiffin to keep doing what he was doing. The result was having one of worst defenses in the history of the National Football League. One word can describe the coaching job Garrett has done, pathetic.

One bright side to all of this is that maybe for the first time in his stay here with the Cowboys, Garrett might get to hire people he actually wants to work with and not those handpicked by Jerry. But, no matter what new coordinators come in to the team, the team is still going to be the same because Garrett remains in charge.

A new coach can come in here and bring a breath of fresh air to this team and possibly break out of its depressing cycle of mediocrity.  Instead, the Cowboys will be in prime position to be 8-8 once more next season.

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  • Old Frog

    And who would that new coach be? What coach do you think Jerry can bring to Dallas who will do any better under the circumstances?

  • Jeff

    Oh my goodness. Can we all stop complaining about the HC position? It is a dream that will continue to go on as long as JJ is in power. It has been like this since 1995. As much as I hate to say it, winning the 95 Superbowl was a mistake for this fact in my opinion….. It let Jerry Jones, in his own mind think, that he can put whoever he wants in the HC spot and win. Barry Switzer did nothing but ride the wave into that Superbowl. But Jerry saw it differently. And Jerry is too stubborn to see that his way of thinking is not even close to being right. Its not Garrett people. Its all on Jerry. Its his way or the highway, and he thinks he has proved that theory in 1995.

  • Ray ray

    Jason Garrett should ask JJ to release him from his contract or look for another team to coach. Garrett needs to realize that JJ he keeping him from maturing as a coach. With practically all his coaching experience at Dallas. He needs to see what it is really like to be in full control of a team or how another NFL coach handles being in control of most of the decisions.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Ehasan, please find something else to write about. We have heard this same thing for the past 20 years. The fans know the problem is Jerry Jones but for some reason we continue to hear about the coaches and players. And please tell us what you would have done to change the defense that basically consisted of backup players and players off of the street.

    • Ehsan Azad

      Well I know the problem is Jerry, but you really can’t fix that. All I’m doing is pointing out that keeping Garrett was a mistake. I’m writing about what’s currently going on. I really think y’all would get bored if
      I wrote about Jerry every week.

      • Jeff

        I wouldn’t get bored. I would probably find it comical because its things we either know, heard of, or see. But to me the problem is that……one is really not that willing to write about JJ for whatever reason. If I had the time I would write a book on that imbecile. I would rather have a crap load of article that tells Jerry Jones to “pull that wrinkly ass head out your ass and do what it is you wanna do, just not here in the Dallas franchise”….or something to that nature…I have to be nice here, im in public. LOL But as I have said before, this idiot is so into the media marketing of this team to fatten his pockets more then whats overflowing out of them now, its ridiculous. IMO, he trying to market a bunch of losers! And its not getting him anywhere! Im sick of that assholes (oops) making our Cowboys nation the laughing stock of the NFL! I live in WI, born and raised, and love my boys to death. Even when they went 1-15. 1-15!!!!!! Traded my favorite player at the time, Herschal Walker! Im 40 yrs old, and proudly wear my blue and silver in this god forsaken awful Green and Gold garbage state. But guess what….we are not oblivious to the fact that its that same gay colored dandelion looking team that is in THE PLAYOFFS! THANKS A LOT JERRY JOKES JONES! Didnt it bother JJ one bit to hear the Saints call themselves “Americas Team”? That made me furious to hear that! Screw that! We are Americas team! Always have been and always will be. Im proud to wear the star and gear, but god dammit Jerry fn do something about it so we can undoubtedly reclaim that motto with PRIDE. I want these cheese sticks to be pissed at ME for supporting a team meant for greatness and glory, NOT laugh and ridicule me.