5 Questions You Wish You Could Ask Dallas Cowboys HC Jason Garrett
Jason Garrett – Dallas Cowboys
In talking to coach Garrett, I found out that he was once a three-sport athlete, while attending University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football. I was also surprised to find out that in his day, Garrett won All-League honors as a quarterback and safety.
After high school, Garrett played at Princeton University, but later transferred to Columbia University, after his father, Jim Garrett, became Columbia’s head coach.
After a disappointing 1985 season in which Columbia went 0-10, Garrett’s father resigned as the team’s head coach, and Garrett transferred back to Princeton. While at Princeton, Garrett won the Asa S. Bushnell Cup, which is awarded to the Ivy League’s Player of the Year, following the 1988 season in which he completed 366 passes for 4,274 yards and 20 touchdowns. In 1989, Garrett graduated from Princeton, where he majored in History.
After going undrafted, Garrett signed with the New Orleans Saints, but it wasn’t until 1993 that Garrett signed with the Cowboys, where he was the third-string backup to Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, whom he’s remained close friends with.
The highlight of Garrett’s playing career with the Cowboys came against Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving in 1994. With Aikman sidelined due to injury, and back Rodney Peete out for the game, Garrett stepped in and completed 15 passes for 311 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on his way to leading the Cowboys in a come-from-behind win, 42-31.
Of course, the highlight of Garrett’s coaching career came on January 6, 2011, when he was officially named the Cowboys head football coach, becoming the eighth head coach in franchise history and the first Cowboys player to also become the team’s head coach.
A lot of things have happened between the first time that I talked to coach Garrett, in particular two more 8-8 seasons. If I had the chance to talk to him prior to the 2014 NFL season, these are five questions I would like to have coach Garrett answer.
Jason Garrett and DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys
This third question was presented to me by @albflo8, who is one of my Twitter followers.
@SSgtFlo1 why are they inconsistent when it's comes done to the run game? How much say does he have in the draft room?— AJgamer (@albflo8) February 28, 2014