How Bad do Dallas Cowboys Have to Get to Fire Jason Garrett?

By Jeric Griffin

The Dallas Cowboys are not good. Period. Every week, so many NFL “experts” shake their heads and say “I just don’t understand why they’re not winning.” These individuals should probably stop watching football altogether if they’re that ignorant. Dallas has absolutely no mental toughness or sense of direction because the owner/general manager and head coach/offensive coordinator of the team are a pair of buffoons.

The owner and general manager are the same person–Jerry Jones–so he’s not going anywhere despite his claim that he would have fired himself as general manager if he was just the owner. (Yes, we know that doesn’t make sense, but not much of what Jones says does.)

Jones certainly isn’t smart enough to figure out he’s the primary problem. He still thinks the Cowboys’ three Super Bowl titles in the early-to-mid 1990s were won because of him.

“The night I bought it, I said I would be doing what I’m doing and that’s GM the team and making the final decisions on personnel,” he said. “That’s the way it’s always been done. We’ve won three Super Bowls doing it that way, so I’m going to do it again.”

The Cowboys won those three Super Bowls because Jones had a solid head coach in place in Jimmy Johnson. Cowboys current head coach and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett may have played under Johnson, but he certainly didn’t employ any of Johnson’s smarts when it comes to coaching a football team.

Garrett is worst offensive play-caller in the NFL and he is the primary reason why his team is 3-5 instead of 6-2. Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has his unit playing as well as any in the league after it was the laughing stock of the NFL the past two years. During that time, most considered Dallas’ offense to be one of the league’s best, but now the defense is playing solid and the Cowboy are still losing. Coincidence? Stop watching sports altogether if you said yes.

Garrett has no earthly idea when to pass and when to run, much less what kinds of passes and runs to call in those situations. His trigger finger resembles that of Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith Show, hence the Cowboys’ 0-13 record when quarterback Tony Romo throws 40 or more passes. Why would any coach call a three-yard slant to the short side of the field on third-and-20 against zone coverage? I have no idea either and yes, I realize how idiotic a play call that is.

How bad does Garrett’s coaching and play-calling have to get before he’s fired? He’s certainly not the only problem on the team, but Garrett is by far the worst problem that’s fixable. The same thing happened in 2010 with the Cowboys–the players “mailed in the season” because they didn’t respect their head coach. Same song, second verse for Dallas. The problem is Jones is either too stupid to realize it or too stubborn to do anything about it. Regardless, the Cowboys keep losing.

Jeric Griffin is the Director of Content for Follow him on Twitter @JericGriffin or “Like” him on Facebook.

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