This isn’t to take away from the accountability of his mistakes. I mean he’s been a player for years before he was a coach. That alone means he has to understand the nature of clock management far better than he’s demonstrated thus far. That much is inexcusable.
There’s a variety of reasons (from a coaching aspect) that we’ve been mediocre thus far. Now with supposedly the coaching structure resolved, it’s time to find out if this is Garrett’s last year as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. I would love to believe there’s the pressure on him to deliver a playoff run this year, but, my gut says he’ll be at Valley Ranch next year regardless.
Owner/GM Jerry Jones just has too many years invested in Garrett to let him go. I can honestly see the logic in keeping him and giving him another couple of years with this new coaching staff. Plus, he’s shown the intestinal fortitude to bench stars for playing badly. It, of course, still hinges on the outcome of this season. One playoff win seals his return.
“I like our personnel. I like how our staff has come together. I think we’ve done a good job as an organization getting younger. We feel good about the decisions we made from a personnel standpoint the last couple of years.” says HC Jason Garrett. (via Fox Sports)
Truthfully, though, a playoff appearance may seal it as well when tied directly to Jerry’s unwillingness to give up on him. Technically, that is progress. In the end, I believe Garrett has inadvertently applied pressure on himself to perform by bringing in new Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan. If he doesn’t, I predict karma gives Garrett the “Wade Philips” treatment.
Now isn’t that ironic? Word to Alanis Morissette.
Tell me what you think. Exactly how secure is Jason Garrett’s job in the D?