Cowboys: Where To Go From Here

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Oct 25, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett in the first half during the NFL game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Preparation is the responsibility of the head coach and his staff.

Jason Garrett isn’t on the hot seat, but maybe he should be. The Cowboys have had a problem since Garrett took over – mistakes. It isn’t the fumbles, it isn’t the missed tackles, it isn’t even the inability for receivers to get separation. It is the lack of preparation and focus from the team. Sure, the Cowboys almost won, but the urgency to win wasn’t really apparent.

When Dwayne Harris returned the kickoff for a touchdown, instead of jumping onto the special teams for not maintaining lane assignments, Garrett clapped and patted the butt of the players as they came off the field. These are men, and many of them want to be held accountable and treated like men. What they don’t need is a coach who seems to believe in participation medals.

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With all that has happened this year without Tony Romo, it is apparent the brains behind the Cowboys probably hasn’t been Garrett, but rather Romo. Jason Garrett doesn’t seem to understand how to adjust for player strengths or to how the game is flowing. It is time we start looking at Jason Garrett, not just in losses, but in wins as well. He should be in the hot seat, period.

Whether Jerry Jones feels the same about Garrett is a question that everyone will have to wait and see. All signs point to Jones keeping Garrett around, but if there is a prolonged losing streak, that could change quickly. Jones likes Garrett, and Garrett doesn’t put up a lot of fight on roster moves.

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