Jason Garrett Out As Dallas Cowboys Coach
Jason Garrett is out as Dallas Cowboys coach.
Garrett, 53, is set to meet with team owner Jerry Jones on Monday afternoon to officially get the news in person.
Coming into this year, Jones was not shy about his reluctance to extend Garrett’s expiring deal. It was widely understood that barring an impressive Cowboys run, a new coach would likely be brought in.
The Cowboys are expected to inform Jason Garrett today that he will not get a new contract, ending his 9.5-year tenure with the club, a source tells @1033fmESPN
— Jean-Jacques Taylor (@JJT_Journalist) December 30, 2019
The impressive run never came. After something of a hot start to the year, Dallas faded. Ultimately the team went out with a whimper and finished 8-8 on the season and did not qualify for the playoffs.
Garrett’s contract officially expires on January 14, but Jones will not wait that long to begin his coaching search.
The Cowboys vacancy is widely regarded as the most luxurious opening around for a variety of reasons.
Garrett went 85-67 in 10 seasons with the Cowboys and made it to the playoffs on three separate occasions. Each time, he was bounced in the divisional round.