Members of Cowboys Organization Wonder Whether Jason Garrett will be Back
Many members of the Cowboys keep meeting with coach Jason Garrett many days after his departure was presumed to be a done deal. The other members of the organization are wondering what the deal is. Ed Werder of ESPN.com reported that “people inside the building have begun to wonder if Garrett is going to have a role with the 2020 Cowboys — whether as head coach or in another capacity.”
It seems that the series of meetings is about something other than ending the relationship. Maybe it’s as simple as owner wanting to offer Garrett a plausible alternative that Garrett would aggressively reject, allowing Jones to have a somewhat clearer conscience regarding the long-term relationship. Or maybe Jones truly wants Garrett to remain with the team.
The ultimate chaos scenario entails former Texans and Broncos coach Gary Kubiak joining the team as a co-head coach, with Garrett handling the day-to-day stuff and Kubiak being the big-picture leader of the team. There’s no reason to think that’s a possibility, beyond the fact that the deafening silence suggests something is up.
Before the start of Week 17’s slate, Fox pundit Jay Glazer even said that Cowboys coach Jason Garrett would need to at least take his team to the Super Bowl to have a shot at retaining his job. Whatever the Cowboys are doing, the approach already is unconventional.