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    Are the Dallas Cowboys Distancing Themselves from HC Jason Garrett?

    is always an exciting time for the Dallas Cowboys, with 2018's proceedings being no exception. A major difference this year is the hype carrying over to the Cowboys , featuring newcomers at the positional level everywhere but , , and .

    Experienced coaches like , , and will have a big impact on the Cowboys development as a 9-7 team that's only gotten younger this . Still likely in need of a playoff appearance to save the job of Head Coach Jason Garrett and his coordinators, one can't help but question Garrett's effectiveness with this year's team.

    The Cowboys appearance on ' latest  series offered a rare look inside this team's day-to-day activities, including Garrett's role as a motivator and leader to many coaches no longer with the team.

    Are the Dallas Cowboys Distancing Themselves from HC Jason Garrett?

    Garrett's walk through a proverbial hall of mirrors at reflects much deeper though. Ultimately, it's the players that decide games on Sundays, and the Cowboys didn't have enough of their blue chip ones on the field together for 2017. Whether or not this changes in 2018, the Cowboys can do little to shake the truth that conditions must be perfect for Garrett to captain this team to success.

    If having a future like around wasn't enough for Garrett, going all in on this team in their first year without not only Witten but feels foolish.

    This underdog status and youthful nature may very well bring the Cowboys back to their 2016 form. I've already mentioned mirrors however, and how about the smoke? Garrett's best year out of eight full seasons, that 13-3 campaign was surely not all ‘smoke and mirrors', but it is now far enough in the past to expect improvement from the Cowboys head coach.

    Garrett must overcome massive changes on the he once coordinated to see third-year put this team back in the playoff picture, or the Cowboys will only continue to change face even more dramatically for 2019.

    Long gone are the innocent days of Garrett playing catch under the California sun with a rookie Prescott, who had no idea the impact he'd make on the entirety of this franchise so quickly. Now, the Cowboys may have to quickly separate this duo if looking to preserve a window of contention under Dak's rookie contract.

    It truly will be fascinating to see the new points of emphasis this revamped Cowboys staff brings to the team not only on the field in but through their team meetings and into the regular season. As Garrett allows the likes of Richard and Lal to oversee important changes at CB/S and WR respectively, his overarching message of character, competition, and respect will still echo throughout the team.

    Are the Dallas Cowboys Distancing Themselves from HC Jason Garrett? 1

    Whether or not the slew of new players Garrett has to coach can inspire him to implement this message effectively, or if his days are numbered given the slack the Cowboys have already provided, is the most important story line for the Cowboys in 2018.

    By most team's standards, a 9-7 season given the circumstances around the Cowboys a year ago is acceptable — which it ultimately was for Dallas as they kept Garrett, , and .

    This team's shortcomings through a disappointing season was enough for the Cowboys to begin reevaluating the coaches below this trio though, leaving only their ninth year head coach to fall victim to the level of turnover NFL teams are experiencing on the fly right now.

    The Cowboys roster has received this message loud and clear. Will Garrett's carry the same impetus, and will it truly matter for the 2018 season?

    Sean Martin
    Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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    1. wow, Sean talk about an “opinion” piece. Care to offer up any and I mean ANY facts to support your belief that JG is “on the hot seat?” Wow. Insightful. you make one point…that having witten around wasn’t enough to catapult JG’s team to the depths of the post season. How about a poor roster constructed with extremely overpriced stars beyond their prime, horrible FA moves, wasted draft picks and last season Lee, smith, Elliott all out of extended periods. I hate JG personally and think he is a waste of a HC but try infusing some facts into your spin. Cuz otherwise, how else explain why the longest tenured Cowboys HC besides Landry will get the ax if he doesn’t win…say….TWO playoff games???

    2. Jg as hc needs to step up in
      game situations, draw up plays in the dirt and override in game situations. After 8 seasons, he has demonstrated that he has never elevated his hc skills. I would have fired him immediately after the atlanta game last year. He is not a great game caller, never has put three excellent phases on the field. Give me shawn mcvay or peterson in philly. Those are two great coaches! Problem in dallas is garrett has the players busting their butts constantly going nowhere. One thing i hate more than anything is waste and deflection. Garrett also cannot look straight at anyone and give them an honest unrehearsed sincere answer about anything. Get real, jason garrett, or get out!

    3. Jason Garrett isn’t a good head coach, and that’s pretty obvious. Two winning seasons. I don’t count 9-7 this past season as a winning season. He played his starters the whole game to save the embarrassment of another 8-8 season. We dropped 4 draft spots by winning that game.

      Why am I bringing that up? Because Jason Garrett isn’t the problem in Dallas. And any fan that thinks otherwise hasn’t been paying attention for the past 20 years! However, they’ve had success despite Garrett. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that this coming season will be one of those years. Despite Garrett and the other TWO PROBLEMS! And I’m not referring to the offensive or defensive coordinators.

      • Roger and other Cowboys readers:
        Why do you think JG tried to win the game knowing (I’m not sure he knew even if everyone else in the stands did) we would go down in the draft.
        1. Did he do it because he is an honest straight forward person / coach?
        2. Did he do it because he just didn’t realize we would go down in the draft (akin to some of his bad clock calls / plays etc )?
        3. He had a bet in Vegas the Cowboys would win?
        There has to be a reason. If any of these aren’t it what do y’all think it was???

        AND if the coach wasn’t on top of his game why didn’t some of the players just let up and not win the game (same questions as above)?

        I still do not understand the real reason. Maybe we will never know. Maybe Jason doesnt even know….

    4. Serious clickbait title. Doesn’t offer any support of the thesis or evidence of “cowboys distancing themselves from Garrett”. In fact, besides the title, it never even mentions it again. At least if you are going to write an opinion piece, support your own opinion. Don’t throw it there and not back it up.

    5. Garrett is a nice guy and good guy!! But for a guy that graduated Princeton and was back on a GREAT TEAM and the GI ants and has coached forb15 years in the league HE IS TURRIBLE at clock management and half time ADJUSTMENTS!!!! He has been a MEDIOCRE HEAD COACH at best!! He is much like Wade Phillips and Norv Turner FINE Coordinators BUT NOT HEAD COUCHES!!!!

    6. I’ve long held the belief that JG and JJ are tied at the hip. JJ doesn’t come out and say it of course but as long as JG keeps the boys competitive and with a squeaky clean image he’ll be there as long as JJ draws breath. If JJ was removed completely from the equation, I fully believe Stephen would’ve already fired him, because SJ wants his own SB celebration and trophy. Until then, we’re stuck with JG.


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