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    Jason Garrett, A Cowboys Conundrum

    Coach – as defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary – means an instructor or trainer, as of athletes, actors, or singers. The Thesaurus has several synonyms for coach such as drillmaster, mentor and teacher. I'm not trying to give you all an English lesson here but you get the point. A coach is put in place to instruct and there are different ways of doing it that are equally effective. I think we should take a good long look at the ways of Jason Garrett.

    This will be Jason Garrett’s fifth year the Cowboys as . His first year in 2010 was as interim head coach where he went 5 -3 after taking over for Wade Phillips. He is in the last year of his contract and indications are that Jerry will wait and see how everything plays out before potentially giving Jason a . If the Cowboys miss the again, should Jerry dismiss Jason Garrett?

    Whether you love Jason or hate him one thing can be said; he has overturned this roster and made this his team.

    There are very few Cowboys players left from the Bill Parcels or Wade Phillips regimes. Isn't overturning a roster something that coaches do to put their stamp on a team? If so, consider this particular box checked. What about fight and determination? Yes, the Cowboys have gone 8-8 the past three years but I don’t think you can find many games where they completely threw in the towel or guys quit. If there were players like that, they were dealt with privately. Consider that box checked as well.

    Sure, Jason has had his blunders; freezing his in Arizona and deciding to pass rather than running to secure a lead, but his team is starting to create an identity and that identity is TEAM. The stars on this team such as , , and always talk team before themselves and this is something that I believe stems from how the head coach is delivering his messages. Rehearsed or not, there doesn't appear to be selfishness within this group and I feel this is attributable to Jason’s .

    20120813_DAL_Jason_Garrett16Not to Jason Garrett to coach Bill Cowher – who had great success – but it took Bill 14 years as a head coach to win his first . In this day and age, a coach isn't given that kind of time to succeed; Marvin Lewis being the exception in Cincinnati.

    I think a lot of coaches aren't afforded the right opportunity when given the job. Looking at the draft, Jason’s prints are all over the place. He’s bringing in character guys who have been captain’s in college and he is not selling his soul to have Jerry sign overpriced and over the hill .

    Please don’t get me wrong. He does frustrate fans, myself included, and you will hear fans all over the place asking for him to be fired. As Cowboys fans we want the best and we want to win. We love to refer to our five Super Bowl ring’s, which are now distant memories. I get that and I tend to be impatient as well, especially after a loss. However, turning a franchise around and building a team in your vision takes time.

    I like a lot of things Jason has done with this team and I know that winning and post-season wins are what he may need to keep his job. If he does not return next year I hope they find someone who is willing to do it the right way and continue what Jason has started.

    To overturn this thing and start again from scratch is something this fan doesn't want to see and, quite frankly, can’t be done on a short-term contract.

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    Christopher Sifain
    Christopher Sifain
    I've been a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan since I was 9-years-old. Born in Rochester, NY, I followed the team closely via satellite feeds and clippings from the Dallas Morning News. I attended multiple events at the Rochester, NY Dallas Cowboys Fan Club. I moved to Dallas in 2002 and quickly bought season tickets to the team I love. My favorite player of all-time is Emmitt Smith, followed by Tony Dorsett and I currently reside in The Colony, TX with my wife and three children.

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    Garrettisapuppet

    It could be argued that the Cowboys have missed out on the playoffs 2 of the last 3 seasons because of Garrett’s game day and offensive coaching or lack thereof. The Garrett era has been a maddening puppet era of Cowboys football, regardless of apology letters written like the one Christopher Mak wrote above.

    Bryson T

    Garrettisapuppet I tend to agree with you. My only shortfall is in understanding what falls on Garrett’s shoulders and what does not. His play calling and timeout decisions are his fault. Player execution is not. In spite of the high character players he’s brought onto this team the results just aren’t there. That would seem to point to him as the cause of the problems when technical break-downs of issues on the field fall elsewhere. It’s not an open and shut case of bad coaching…