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.