Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Lame Duck Or Not, Garrett Remains Focused


Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) talks with head coach Jason Garrett during a timeout from the game against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium.The Cowboys beat the Raiders 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Going into the final year of his contract, Jason Garrett is under the gun, so to speak.  He almost certainly has to get his team into the playoffs or face a change of scenery.  Say what you want about Jason Garrett but he does not have an ounce of quit in him.  He is not publicly worrying about his status with-in the organization and he is doing everything possible to go out his way.  The Scott Linehan hiring is a prime example of this.  Garrett also deserves some credit for the release of some of the over-paid old-timers this off-season.  His voice was surely heard in these discussions.

Now most fans don’t like Garrett, or feel that he is a bad coach.  I relate a lot of these fans to the co-workers who stand around whining about other co-workers.  The glass will always truly be half empty for these folks.  In reading any comments below certain articles, it is always the same garbage coming out of EVERYONES mouth. Jerry this or Garrett that, blah, blah, blah.  Anybody out there that can not see the positives that Garrett has brought to this organization is not worth the time to have it explained to them.  Although, it has not translated to wins yet, there is not a doubt in my mind that it will.  This team just needs to stay the course and it needs to stick with Garrett.

Garrett recently talked with NFL Network at the owners meetings.  He talked about improving the defense and other obvious things. He also talked about his convictions and not wanting to stray from them. ”

“Those can’t change. If they change, you’re just a guy figuring out which way the wind is blowing.”That’s not what I’m all about, that’s not what our team is all about.’’  Truer words could not be spoken.  Garrett is a great leader, anyone can see that.  He had some game-management issues in the past, if those can be wiped out then the sky is the limit for this Franchise.

With all of the drama surrounding this team in his tenure, you have never heard a squeek of dissention in the locker room.  He has his players respect, and I think he has Jerry Jones‘ respect too.  I think that Jerry should be applauded for his patience with Garrett.

His teams have been in contention every year, now it’s do or die for Jason Garrett.  So live on Jason, live on!

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  • Old Frog

    Too bad more fans don’t feel this way.

  • SmartThinking

    Talking is easy. Just ask big Jones.

    Garrett says the right stuff but his last three 8-8 seasons speak a different language. That language translates as mediocrity.

    I want to see Garrett motivate somebody. Anybody. When what he says or does actually makes a difference somewhere on this team, then he’ll have my support.

    Painfully, as I see it right now, he’s just taking up a space where a real HC ought to be.

  • Cowboyfan7764

    I TOTALLY Believe In Jason Garrett and he is Doing a GREAT Job imo!! Since he’s taken over this whole roster has basically been slowly gutted and replaced and he Still has them in contention for the playoffs each year!! Think about all the Veterans that have left or been cut vs who is left and if you still think he’s doing a bad job then your just a Moron!!! There’s Something like 40 of the 53 that were on the roster when he took over GONE and/or Replaced and still he manages to contend each year….Amazing and nobody really notices it because the “Rebuilding” Word hasn’t been thrown out there!! If our Defense would of stopped anybody last year we would of made the playoffs easily imo …We lost five game by 3 points or less guys with the worst defense in the NFL!!….just think about that for a moment…lol If Jerry continues to be patient with Jason and the Fans would just relax and let him do his job he’ll have us winning consistently soon enough!! GO BOYS DC4L!!

    • Reid Hanson

      Great point and valuable insight!

  • Cowboyfan7764

    And Great Article…:)