When you consider some of the disappointments the Cowboys' franchise has had to deal with in recent seasons, it really is surprising that we haven't heard more talk about head coach Jason Garrett and his job security within the organization, especially when you consider how obsessed owner Jerry Jones is with winning.
This week, Sports Illustrated's Amy Parlapiano revealed her belief that this could be the year Garrett gets a ton of scrutiny and maybe even the year he gets the axe. From Parlapiano:
That leaves Garrett, whose five full seasons as Cowboys coach have resulted in the following records: 8–8, 8–8, 8–8, 12–4, 4–12. That’s a whole lot of mediocrity for an owner who doesn’t have a lot of patience. Something’s gotta give.
She has a valid point, Garrett has been at the helm of the Cowboys for some time now, and has produced a .500 record over that stretch, a number that comes nowhere near the standard of play fans in Dallas have come to expect, and more importantly, well below the standard Jerry Jones expects from his football club.