It is official; Jason Garrett will return as the head coach in 2014. Cowboys fans, you may now sit there and wonder sitting at your computer or smartphones. Despite all of his decision-making problems and lack of experience, Garrett will return as the Cowboys’ head coach in 2014. The Dallas Cowboys have the most talent out of any team in the NFC East, but they have let the Giants and the Eagles right back in to the race. The Cowboys have players who are at the top of their level at their respective positions. Players like Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware, Sean Lee, and Brandon Carr are at the top of their positions. With all of this illustrious talent, the Cowboys still haven’t been able to put it all together.
Sitting at 5-5, the Cowboys are currently behind the Eagles by half a game. The Eagles have won three in a row with Nick Foles at helm. Foles has only made one turnover the whole year, which was a strip fumble. Besides the game against Dallas, Foles hasn’t had a problem with any opposing defenses this year. Foles is currently first in the league with 128.0 quarterback rating. Not only is Chip Kelly’s offense clicking, but his defense is starting to hit its stride at the perfect time. Besides the Eagles soaring, the Giants have quietly won four games in row. The Giants started out the season 0-6, but they are now very much in the thick of things. In fact, the Cowboys have a must-win matchup this week against the Giants at the Meadowlands.
Mediocrity has hit the Cowboys once again for not the second, but third straight year in Dallas. You would think this would cost Garrett his job with all of the talent put out in front of him, but it will not. In Garrett’s tenure, his overall record is 26-24. For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, is 26-24 acceptable? Absolutely not. It is almost implausible to believe Garrett is on his way back to the sideline for another year. We have seen Jerry Jones’ loyalty to Garrett in the past. In 2008, Jones made Jason Garrett the highest-paid assistant coach in the league. Garrett was garnering interest across the league as a future head coach candidate, but Jerry didn’t want to lose his prized offensive coordinator. Meanwhile, Dallas is still stuck in the middle of the pack.
Besides bad coaching and awful clock management, the worst problem in Dallas is consistency. You never know which Cowboys team you will get off the gate. They could come out firing like they did against the Denver Broncos, or they could come out laying an egg like they did against the New Orleans Saints. Cowboys fans, you can throw away this article for another year.