Former ESPN NFL pundit Ed Werder blasted Jason Garrett's effect on his team.
Werder recently joined "Cowlishaw and Dennis" on 103.3 FM ESPN :
I can't really see what he's adding on game day. I watch other coaches and he's not like them. That's his prerogative and I guess it's worked for him and that's who he is. I don't know.
Is apparent enough that Jerry Jones is willing to fire him and pay him $18 million not to be the coach of the Cowboys any more and to then to meet his whatever financial obligations to the rest of the coaching staff and then hire more coaches who will be extremely expensive? I don't think we're to that point yet. But I could see it getting there.
Here's more of the conversation, which can be seen at the Dallas Morning News:
Tim Cowlishaw: What do you make of what Jerry [Jones] said [Wednesday] regarding that you're basically gonna see some good coaching this week? Or this is when good coaches shine?
Steve Dennis: Let me give you the quote. "This is when you call on good coaching." Is he calling out Jason Garrett, Ed Werder?
Ed Werder: Why wouldn't they have called on it three weeks ago when they had a much better chance to salvage their season than they do now?
We all saw Jason Garrett make himself very culpable to public accusations at the end of this season that he's inflexible, that he's stubborn, that he won't make changes when they're merited during the course of a game with what happened with Chaz Green in Atlanta.
And now Scott Linehan -- I was reading his quotes about Dak [Prescott] and whether he's been exposed without Zeke Elliott given how poorly he's played in his absence -- and he says he thinks that's been overstated. I mean, I don't think you can find a guy in the NFL who is starting at quarterback whose stats the last three weeks are worse than Dak Prescott's. And I'm not saying he's a bad quarterback, but he has played terribly and he's got to change that or they have no chance to win.
Then Rod Marinelli is basically endorsing the defensive concepts and principals he's believed in and basically saying, 'I'm not changing anything. Might change some players but I'm not doing to change what I do and my philosophy.'
I don't know. It just seems there's a little bit of stubbornness on the part of the coaching staff here to try to figure out a way to score some points on offense and to stop somebody in the second half of these games to give the offense a chance to win.