The Dallas Cowboys failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season under Jason Garrett’s watch.
The 2012-13 season ended in the same manner as the 2011-12 season; an 8-8 record and no playoffs. The only constant has been disappointment and thoughts of what it could have been. But we’re not the only ones wondering if the Cowboys are actually playing to their potential under Garrett.
Someone else took notice and that someone is Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In my opinion, I think Jones is ready to throw in the towel on Garrett and is growing impatient, but I don’t think he’ll actually do it.
Jones did hint that there would be changes coming to the organization this offseason. He didn’t specify what changes, but said they would be coming following the disappointing 8-8 finish to the 2012-13 season.
One change could be replacing Garrett as the team’s primary play-caller and offensive coordinator. That idea, however, didn’t sit well with Garrett on Monday, but then in a sudden change of heart he said he’s open to changes, including relinquishing the play-calling duties.
It’s funny how one will change their mind when the boss says he wants things to change, isn’t it?
The Cowboys finished the season with the sixth ranked overall offense, but turned in their lowest rushing attempts and rushing total in franchise history. Cowboys fans have been calling for a change in play calling or quarterback because they feel Tony Romo doesn’t give the team the opportunity to win.
Whatever the case, changes are needed, and Jones is determined to make them. Let me put this into perspective: whether it is because of Garrett’s inability to adapt his coaching style to Romo’s strengths or Romo’s inability to come through in the clutch, after this weekend one rookie quarterback and his offensive coordinator are going to have as many playoff wins as the combination of Garrett and Romo have had since Garrett took over.