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5 Reasons Why Jason Garrett is the Worst NFL Head Coach

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5 Reasons Why Jason Garrett is the Worst NFL Head Coach

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The Dallas Cowboys are the most polarizing team in the NFL. That title usually comes with high expectations from the fan base. Jason Garrett has found a way to temper those expectations and has created an atmosphere of being average. After three-plus seasons, it's pretty clear that Garrett jumped into the head-coaching game too earlier. Here are five reasons why he is the worst coach in the NFL.

5. Undisciplined Teams

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5. Undisciplined Teams

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The Cowboys have routinely been one of the most penalized teams in the league under Jason Garrett. A lot of the penalties have been simple mental mistakes. Good coaches find a way to correct these issues before they become bad habits.

4. Lost Play Calling Duties

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4. Lost Play Calling Duties

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Jason Garrett was supposed to be an offensive guru when he was hired. Two years later he had to give up the play-calling duties because he couldn't handle it. He does deserve some credit for coming to the realization that he can't call plays. Unfortunately, he loses all of that credit when he decided to give the job to Bill Callahan.

3. One-sided Offense

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3. One-sided Offense

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Jason Garrett clearly hates running the ball. In 2012, the Cowboys threw the ball on 66 percent of their offensive plays and followed that up with 65 percent in 2013. The NFL has certainly become more pass-happy, but Garrett has taken it too far. A lot of the fourth quarter meltdowns that Dallas has suffered have been because they refuse to run the ball in the second half.

2. The Defense Keeps Getting Worse

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2. The Defense Keeps Getting Worse

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Jason Garrett isn't a defensive-minded coach, which is fine, but he is still responsible for the entire team. What separates the good coaches from the rest is their ability to hire good assistants to do the things they don't excel at. Jason Garrett has no idea what is going on with the defense and can't seem to hire the right people. Dallas had the worst defense in the NFL last season.

1. His Teams Don't Improve

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1. His Teams Don't Improve

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Going 8-8 for three straight seasons just about sums everything up for Garrett. His teams have shown no improvement from year to year. The same mistakes are continually made. At this point, the Cowboys have become the child who is determined to fit a square peg into a round hole. Fortunately for Jason Garrett, his boss is Jerry Jones who isn't smart enough to tell the child it won't work.