Cowboys May Keep Jason Garrett, Says Skip Bayless
The Cowboys may keep Jason Garrett, says Skip Bayless.
Coming into the offseason it seemed all but a foregone conclusion that Garrett would get the boot.
He had been with the Dallas Cowboys for 10 years and had never made it past the divisional round of the postseason. This year, despite having a very talented roster, his squad finished 8-8 and failed to make the playoffs altogether.
The assumption was that owner Jerry Jones would fire Garrett before the new year.
That has not happened.
This week, Bayless went on a Twitter rant suggesting that he believed Jones may retain Garrett for one more season.
I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING. AS I SAID TODAY ON UNDISPUTED, I HAVE THIS SINKING FEELING JERRY WILL DO THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT EVERYONE EXPECTS HIM TO AND BRING BACK JASON GARRETT. NOW, A SECOND MEETING TOMORROW! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 31, 2019
“I’m hoping Jerry Jones is simply trying to keep the spotlight on him until Friday, when he finally, mercifully cuts ties with his ‘son’ Jason Garrett,” he said.
“I fear Jerry and Jason are working out a ‘new vision’ for the Cowboys, which they will share when Jason’s extension is announced.”
Bayless did not stop there, though.
“Jason Garrett has missed the playoffs six of the nine years he has been head coach of America’s Team. That’s all you need to know, Jerry,” he continued.
“If Jason Garrett is retained, Happy Old Year, Cowboy Nation,” the follow-up tweet read.
“I am so relieved the 2019 Dallas Cowboys season is history. It was the most torturous and baffling year for which I have ever rooted,” Bayless added.
“This 8-8 team set the franchise record for underachievement. No team has ever been so misleadingly good & so inexplicably bad. GOOD RIDDANCE.”
Will Jones really keep Garrett around for one more season? It seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened in the NFL.
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Here’s what I think will happen. Jerry Jones will put Jason Garrett as general manager of the Cowboys. Then Jerry, Jason, and Steven jones will select a new coach. Jerry knows things must change to bring a championship back to Dallas.