What is going on with Jason Garrett?


The Dallas Cowboys are taking their sweet time to break up with their head coach. What is going on with Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys?

No, the Dallas Cowboys did not win the NFC East this year and will not be playing on Wild Card Weekend. With Dallas failing to reach the NFC playoffs, one would have thought it would have been an easy decision for owner Jerry Jones to fire his longtime head coach Jason Garrett, but that hasn’t been the case. What’s going on with Garrett, Jones and the Cowboys in early January?

On this week’s episode of Stacking the Box, FanSided‘s Matt Verderame and Mark Carman, along with former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, try to make any bit of sense regarding the coaching saga of Garrett in Dallas (0:50).

Both Schwartz and Verderame pointed out that Garrett’s contract with the team expires on Jan. 14, meaning Jones could just let the contract run out and not have to fire his longtime head coach. Jones may view Garrett as a third son, but neither Schwartz or Verderame think that delaying the inevitable for the next week or so is going to help the Cowboys get back to contending in 2020.

Through Black Monday, four NFL organizations have fired their head coaches from 2019: The Washington Redskins, the Carolina Panthers, the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants. Washington has already hired Ron Rivera to replace Jay Gruden. The three other organizations with head-coaching openings have already scheduled interviews. Yet, here the Cowboys are…

Dallas might be able to land a marquee college coach the likes of Urban Meyer, Matt Rhule or Lincoln Riley, but the longer the Cowboys take to come to a firm decision on Garrett’s coaching future, the less likely one of those three targets will come to Dallas. Rhule is said to be sought after by the Giants and the Panthers. Who is to say Meyer or Riley are interested in the Cowboys?

Jones has had his best success hiring head coaches directly from the college game. He won Super Bowls with Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer going in that direction. Dallas has long underperformed its lofty expectations under Garrett. While breaking up is hard, Jones has to cut ties with Garrett if he wants to win Super Bowl No. 4 as the Cowboys owner in his lifetime.

Here are a few other topics discussed on this week’s episode of Stacking the Box:

  • John Dorsey out with the Browns (8:08)
  • Verderame sounds off on Josh McDaniels (12:11)
  • Which Wild Card game is best? (18:55)
  • Saints-Vikings rife with storylines (20:10)

All this and more!

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