Dallas Cowboys‘ owner Jerry Jones has made it very clear that he is sticking with Jason Garrett. However, with the current injuries to key players that the Cowboys have, it may be a perfect storm for Garrett to lose his job.
In today’s sports world of, “win now” it is not uncommon for head coaches to get fired for questionable reasons. Pressure from fans as well as upper management can lead to a head coach getting his walking papers sooner rather than later.
With all of the injuries to key players for the Cowboys and with Tony Romo missing the rest of the season the Cowboys find themselves in an awkward position. In situations like these, many times it is the usually the head coach that ends up being the guinea pig. In a world where coaches have been known for having notoriously short leashes Garrett has been adamantly defended by owner Jerry Jones but after losing their hold on the NFC-East and missing the playoffs after a loss at home to the Eagles may be the final straw. Jones has made it very clear that he wants to keep Garrett around but after losing to the Eagles it may finally be time for the Cowboys to go in a different direction.
In a sports world that often sees coaches take the full blame of their teams struggles it would not surprise anyone in Cowboys nation to see Garrett get the Axe. Another year at .500 and another offseason full of “what ifs” may finally push Jones over the edge and give Garrett his walking papers. Garrett may not be alone in this either. Offensive and defensive coordinators Mike Shanahan and Monte Kiffin are sure to be on the hot seat after the Cowboys were eliminated at home by a team with a first year head coach and a back-up quarterback.