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Jason Garrett Named 2016 Coach of the Year

has been named the 2016 AP NFL . The award was announced earlier tonight at the annual show.

Jason Garrett
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Even after losing starting in Week 3 of the , Garrett coached the Cowboys to a 13-3 record, East division title, and the top seed in the conference. He helped guide , a fourth-round pick, to arguably the best rookie season in NFL quarterback .

Only the (14-2) had a better record than the Cowboys this year. Dallas likely would've matched that record if they hadn't rested their started in .

While the Patriots did have one more win this year, the Cowboys had to deal with Tony Romo's and the subsequent controversy between Romo and Dak Prescott over the starting job. Jason Garrett's steady personality was evident in how the team navigated its obstacles and achieved success.

This is only the third time that a Dallas Cowboys coach has won the award. won in 1966 and in 1990.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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