With his seventh full season under Jason Garrett’s belt as head coach of the Cowboys (he coached part of the 2010 season), Dallas missed the playoffs yet again in his on-again, off-again push toward a Super Bowl run.
Yes, the Cowboys were hit with a slew of injuries and they missed Ezekiel Elliott due to suspension for a six-game stretch, but offensive line play was down, quarterback Dak Prescott seemingly regressed without his running back and the Cowboys fell apart. As some fans called for his head, Jerry Jones made it clear — he’s happy with Garrett, via ESPN:
“Just so we’re clear about it, I do understand frustration right after you lose a game that has as much meaningfulness as this ballgame, but I get to look at a lot of different things and have been around a lot of head coaches and coordinators,” Jones said. “I feel good about our head coach.”
Garrett signed a contract extension in 2014, and he’s put together a 66-53 record as head coach.
He went 8-8 for three consecutive seasons, had a 12-4 season and lost in the divisional round in 2014, followed that up with a 4-12 season and put together an outstanding 13-3 record just last year.
At 8-7, Dallas will miss this year’s playoffs, but it appears he’ll have time to right the ship with the Cowboys.