By Mark Gallagher
It looks like the gut-wrenching nightmare of Jason Garrett’s time with the Dallas Cowboys is almost over.
ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that after showing an “abundance of care and respect” for Garrett, team owner/general manager Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones have decided the coach will not be part of the organization moving forward.
According to multiple sources, the Joneses and Garrett did not have their scheduled meeting at The Star yesterday after meeting on Monday and Tuesday without any resolution on the coach’s status. Garrett’s contract is set to expire on Jan. 14 and his status with the team has been uncertain since last February, when the Cowboys opted not to offer him an extension.
The Cowboys missed the playoffs in 2019 and finished 8-8 for the fourth time in Garrett’s nine seasons as coach. He will finish as the second-longest-tenured and second-winningest coach in team history to Tom Landry with a record of 85-67, but he won just two playoff games and was unable to get past the divisional round.