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Jason Garrett named Cowboys head coach

Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:28 am
Edited on: January 6, 2011 2:50 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Update (2:30):To no surprise, Jerry Jones took the podium in Cowboys Stadium on Thursday and introduced Jason Garrett as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Update (12:00): Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas is reporting that Jason Garrett has been named head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. So the press conference at 2:30 PM EST (1:30 Cowboys time) will be, in the words of Denny Green, what we thought it was.

Jason Garrett is the de facto coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Or interim, if you prefer to be technical about it. But it sure seems like that tag will be lifted Thursday, as the Cowboys announced they're calling a press conference at 1:30 PM CST to announce something.

That "something" is all but guaranteed to be an announcement that Dallas is hiring Garrett as it's full-time coach.

Garrett's been the offensive coordinator since 2008 and the interim head coach of the Cowboys since November of 2010 and because of the success he had with the Cowboys (relative to the success that Wade Phillips had anyway), he's the leading candidate to coach them in 2010.

Additionally, if Jerry Jones is hiring Garrett full time, he'll circumvent any issues surrounding a new coaching staff and implementing a system that might revolve around labor issues and the impending lockout.

Many a local Cowboys fan might begrudge the hiring -- Garrett's obviously culpable for some of Phillips' failures too -- and there are other capable candidates out there including ranging from ideal (John Fox) to big-name (Bill Cowher) to rising coordinator (Rob Ryan).

But it seems the possibility of having Garrett go somewhere else and succeed (he turned down approximately 5,000 other jobs during his tenure with Dallas) is too terrifying, and Jerry just believes Garrett's his guy.

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Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Jason Garrett named Cowboys head coach

WOW................................

............That's all can muster right now. It's sad day in Dallas. 



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Jason Garrett named Cowboys head coach

"They actually interviewed two token candidates. This rule had a place once. Now it's more demeaning than anything. I wish the minority coaches that know they are nothing but quota-fillers in a circumstance like this would just say, "No." This is a joke."
The Rooney rule is a joke, but it is politically incorrect to speak about the absurdity of the rule.  The NFL is a multi-BILLION dollar business.  These organizations are going to hire the person who gives them the best chance to win, regardless of color.  Going through the motions of having to interview "people of color" is ridiculous and demeaning to the coaches they use as pawns just to meet the rules.
Besides, currently 6 out of 27 (SF, Oak, Den, Car, Cle excluded), or 22% of the head coaches in the NFL are African American.  While only 12.9% of the U.S. population is African American.  Haven't they already succeeded in bringing color into the head coaching ranks of the NFL?




Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Jason Garrett named Cowboys head coach

There's nothing wrong with this move; next step is for Jones to fire himself and let professional management make the personnel decisions. He needs to stop modelling the Cowboys after Al Davis' Raiders and instead emulate the Colts, Patriots or Steelers. This would require putting aside his Texas-sized ego, so I don't see it happening anytime soon.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Jason Garrett named Cowboys head coach

Too compare an unproven noob like Garrett to a veteran, two-time SuperBowl winning coach in Shanahan shows how inept you truly are. Congrats to Jason Garrett on pulling out a one-point, last minute victory against Philly's JV squad in week 17, which salvaged a tie with the Redskins in the win/loss column. Garrett's record should be 4-4, which is mediocre at best. In fact, that correlates with the prospect of what kind of head coach Garrett will be: mediocre at best. I can only debunk your logic so many times, barlog. Give it a rest.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Report: Jason Garrett named Cowboys head coach

@Valhawk -- could not agree with your more about Romo and the blame he takes for the Cowboys not winning in the playoffs.  Nice to hear a voice of reason from a non-Cowboy fan.


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