Jason Garrett will not return to the Dallas Cowboys in 2020
The Dallas Cowboys and head coach Jason Garrett have been rumored to be heading for a breakup after failing to make the playoffs in 2019. While the rumors were accepted as fact weeks ago, the Cowboys took their time making the final decision. After a few days of hard deliberation, the Cowboys have made a decision.
According to a report form ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Cowboys will not be retaining Garrett in any position for the 2020 season. He will be hitting the free agency market for head coaches.
Breaking: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones have decided that Jason Garrett will not be part of the organization moving forward, a source tells @WerderEdESPN. pic.twitter.com/zXf4n1I8kc
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 3, 2020
Garrett ends his time with the Cowboys with quite a bit of success having been had. He ended up with an 85-67 record in the 10 years that he was the head coach in Dallas. That record shows how good of a job he did in the majority of his time with the franchise.
Jerry Jones and company knew this would be a tough decision. Any time a team has to make a decision on a longtime head coach, it is the right decision to take time and make sure that the choice is the right one. In this situation, it was clear that Garrett needed to go.
Dallas will now turn their attention to a coaching search. Lincoln Riley is a name that has come up quite often as a potential candidate, but the Cowboys are going to do their due diligence.
Expect to hear plenty of rumors about the Cowboys’ direction with the search. One thing is for certain, which is the fact that they simply cannot afford to miss on their next hire. Garrett will now have an opportunity to interview for one of the other head coaching openings in the NFL.