When you think of the top coaches in football, the names that come to mind are Bill Belichick and Bruce Arians. Both coaches have aligned their teams for current and future success thanks to their quality drafts and their smart decision-making. To win a Super Bowl, a lot has to go right for a team. However, one of the biggest parts of the process is by stacking your team with talent and that’s one thing Jason Garrett has actually excelled at doing.
The Dallas Cowboys have been an enigma over the course of Garrett’s tenure. Ever since Garrett took over as the interim head coach in the middle of the 2010 season, the Cowboys have looked so good at times and so horrible at times. The blame is placed on Garrett for being unprepared and for having bad clock management issues. However, when play-calling was given to Scott Linehan and Garrett was given just head-coaching duties, things seemed to go really well for Dallas.
Perhaps the biggest issue over the course of Garrett’s tenure has been is inability to manage the clock well. Time and time again, we see problems regarding challenges, clock, and timeouts. Fans see this and they also see his conservative play-calling and they are quick to judge Garrett. However, what they don’t see is how much he means to the future of this team.
When Garrett was named head coach, he and Will McClay paired together to form a duo that has consistently brought in talented NFL prospects. Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Anthony Hitchens, and Byron Jones are a few players that have been brought in under this administration.
Dallas has made the correct decisions in the past few years and if it weren’t for the injuries to major stars like Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, and Orlando Scandrick, who knows where this season could’ve been and where it could’ve went? Despite the Cowboys’ forgettable 2015 season, this is still a team that could make a Super Bowl run in 2016. Simply put, the coaching staff is not the reason to blame for this season’s debacle.