The Dallas Cowboys will reportedly fire Jason Garrett and his entire coaching staff following a majorly disappointing 8-8 campaign that ended without a playoff berth.
This news comes by way of Mike Leslie of WFAA.
Technically, since Garrett’s contract was up, he will simply not be brought back.
Owner Jerry Jones has been rumored to be moving toward this determination for weeks. Garrett has been underwhelming as a leader, tends to make the wrong decisions during crucial in-game moments and has failed to get the most out of one of the most talented rosters in the NFL — a fact Dez Bryant recently harped on with some amount of fire.
Garrett went 85-67 as the head coach of the Cowboys during the regular season since 2010, and his postseason record stands at 2-3, with Dallas never going past the divisional round under his leadership.
The Cowboys are reportedly looking at a couple of hot college coaches to fill the void here. Whether they end up luring one of them to Dallas remains to be seen.
UPDATE: December 30th, 2019 – 2 p.m. EST
Things are not yet official, per Mike Leslie of WFAA, but soon could be.
Jane Slater of NFL Network also shared that nothing has happened as of yet.
UPDATE: December 30th, 2019 – 2:37 p.m. EST
The Cowboys held a team meeting but were not informed of any decision, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
UPDATE: December 30th – 8:30 p.m. EST
Throughout the day, it was reported around the league that the Cowboys would not be making any announcement on their coaching staff.
UPDATE: December 31st – 9:05 a.m. EST
Garrett remains the Cowboys head coach as of Tuesday morning, but the team is expected to move on from him and it could potentially come in the next 24-48 hours. Meanwhile, the search to replace Garrett will include two of the top coaching candidates available this offseason.
UPDATE: December 31st – 10:30 a.m. EST
The Cowboys have scheduled a meeting with Garrett at noon local time. While the expectation remains for him to be fired, it’s not considered a guarantee that Garrett is let go today.
UPDATE: December 31st – 3 p.m EST
Dallas held its meeting with Garrett this afternoon and it proved to be very brief. As of now, it appears no decision on Garrett’s fate will be decided on Tuesday.
UPDATE: January 1st – 12:15 p.m. EST
After a break for both sides, Garrett is scheduled to meet with Jerry Jones once again. As the waiting game continues on his status with the team, some inside the building believe he could now retain a role with the Cowboys in 2020.
Updated: January 3rd – 1:00 a.m. EST
It’s finally official: The Cowboys and Jerry Jones have moved on from Jason Garrett.
Jones and co. will have a lot of candidates to consider for one of the premiere jobs in the NFL. Names like Lincoln Riley and Urban Meyer will most likely be in the mix, along with legacy candidates like Mike McCarty and Josh McDaniels.
Updated: January 3rd – 12 p.m. EST
While the Cowboys might reportedly be set to move on from Jason Garrett, players and assistant coaches remain unaware of any changes. It’s likely a matter of time until Garrett is let go, but the longer it takes also means less time to interview the top head coaching candidates.
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