Report: Garrett coaching for his job

Report: Garrett coaching for his job
December 22, 2013, 11:15 am
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Jason Garrett and company may be coaching for their jobs when the Cowboys play the Redskins today.

According to a report by Ed Werder of ESPN, Jerry Jones could make sweeping changes if the team doesn’t make the playoffs, including firing head coach Garrett and most or all of his assistants.

The Cowboys will be eliminated today if they lose to the Redskins and the Eagles beat the Bears. If the Cowboys win, they would have to beat Philadelphia at AT&T Stadium next Sunday to claim the NFC East. The division title is their only possible path to the playoffs.

Jones has recently said that Garrett’s job is safe but past history indicates that such pronouncements don’t mean much.

Garrett is 28-26 since taking over as head coach midway through the 2010 season. Despite high expectations, the Cowboys have yet to make the playoffs under Garrett.

Of course, some will point out that the state of the Cowboys is at least as much the fault of the general manager as it is of the head coach. But Jones himself holds that title and he doesn’t see it that way.