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Pat McAfee thinks Jason Garrett is close to being fired by the Cowboys

Pat McAfee, Jason Garrett, Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys suffered a 13-9 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, and while they didn’t forfeit any ground in the NFC East, it didn’t exactly look good for head coach Jason Garrett.

Since beginning the season 3-0, the Cowboys have gone just 3-5, and throughout this eight-game stretch, many have called for Garrett to be fired.

ESPN analyst and former NFL punter Pat McAfee thinks that could be close to happening.

McAfee pointed to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ comments after the game, where Jones said that Dallas “needed a win against an opponent like this” and said that “some of the fundamentals of football and coaching were what beat us out there today.”

This is the second time in three weeks that Jones has taken a bit of a shot at Garrett. Remember: after the Cowboys’ Week 10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Jones complimented the Vikings’ coaching staff.

To be fair, Jones has given Garrett plenty of votes of confidence in the past, including earlier this season, but to McAfee’s point, it does seem like Jones is becoming more and more frustrated with Garrett as the year progresses.

Dallas is unquestionably one of the most talented teams in the NFL, so for the Cowboys to be struggling this much is odd and does reflect poorly on Garrett.

While there is no shame in losing to the Patriots, this is far from the only setback Dallas has had in 2019. Luckily for the Cowboys, they are still one game ahead of the equally bumbling Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the division.