Dallas Cowboys: How can Jason Garrett possibly keep his job?
By Jack Baker
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has seemed to be on the hot seat for years. Entering the final year of his current deal, how can he keep his job?
Jason Garrett has been the main man for the Dallas Cowboys since he took over an underperforming Cowboys’ squad in 2010. Since then, Garrett has won three division titles but only two playoff games.
After going 10-6 and winning a playoff game last year, it came as a surprise to some that Garrett was not receive a contract extension and would be going into the 2019 season without a long-term deal in place.
The move by the front office of not securing Garrett sent a clear message to not only the coaching staff but to the players too: The time is now.
Jerry and Stephen Jones seem to believe that 2019, in some sense, is do or die time in Dallas. An underperforming team this upcoming season would mean it is time to finally move on from Garrett and potentially the rest of the coaching staff.
What can Garrett do to sign another contract extension and remain the head coach in Dallas? Personally, I think he must win the NFC East division once again. Note: The NFC East has not had a repeat winner in 15 years.
Along with the NFC title, Garrett must also lead the team on a legitimate playoff run. As Garrett likely knows, winning just one postseason game will not be good enough. It is on him to take the Cowboys to the NFC Championship Game … at least! A contest the Cowboys have not reached since 1995. Anything short of the NFC East crown and the NFC title game I believe means there will be a new head coach in Dallas in 2020. Could it be Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley?
So, can Jason Garrett do it? I believe so. Garrett turned this Dallas Cowboys’ team around last year after starting the season losing five of their first eight games. Building on that success, along with a more talented roster in 2019, it’s a recipe for success in Dallas … and possibly for Jason Garrett too.