Report: Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will be more involved with play-calling
The Dallas Cowboys are looking for a new offensive coordinator after firing Scott Linehan this week, but even when they do find a new one, head coach Jason Garrett may have the final say in matters when it comes to calling the plays.
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Garrett will be more involved in the offense and play-calling next season.
Remember: Garrett served as the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator himself from 2007 through 2010 before taking over for head coach Wade Phillips midway through the 2010 campaign.
Garrett has gone 77-59 over eight-and-a-half seasons as Dallas’ head coach, leading the Cowboys to three NFC East division titles and a couple of playoff wins.
Prior to joining the Cowboys’ coaching staff, Garrett served as the quarterbacks coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2005 through 2006.
This season, Dallas won 10 games, rebounding from a 3-5 start by winning seven of its final eight contests to claim the NFC East crown. The Cowboys then defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, marking just their third playoff win since January 1997. Dallas then bowed out to the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round last weekend.
However, in spite of the Cowboys’ success this season, they were one of the worst offensive teams in the league, ranking just 22nd in both yards and scoring this year.
Linehan had been Dallas’ offensive coordinator since 2015, leading the Cowboys’ offense to a top-five finish in 2015. However, last year, Dallas ranked just 14th offensively before falling even further this season.