Jason Garrett really has put together a great body of work.
In seven full years as the Dallas Cowboys’ coach, he’s compiled 62 wins, 50 losses, and a 1-2 playoff record. That’s slightly better than a Buddy Ryan or Richie Kotite resume.
Maybe… he’s not that good?
Former Bird and Cowboy Terrell Owens said as much during an appearance on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan:
“When you really look at it, it doesn’t make sense for Jason Garrett to continue to have his job. [The Cowboys are] not really expanding or progressing even as a team under his coaching tenure there.”
“… It all boils down to players being the scapegoat for his inability to lead the team as he should. For me, it’s mind-boggling. I don’t understand. And I think Jerry — again, he’s the owner at the end of the day, he has to feel good with himself about the decisions — but I just don’t understand why this guy still has a job.”
And here’s the best quote from the appearance, when he was asked to compare Jason Garrett to Andy Reid:
“That’s a slam dunk,” Owens said. “Andy Reid is by far the best coach that I’ve had. And I say that because he realized the talent that I had and he utilized me to the best of my abilities.
“… I knew what I provided. I knew my skill set, and Andy Reid utilized me to the best of my ability. I was playing lights-out when I played for Philadelphia. If I would have continued to play there, there’s no telling what my statistics would have been at the end of my career.”
For what it’s worth, Garrett signed a five-year deal after going 12-4 in 2014 and beating Detroit in the wild card round.
This happened one week later: