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    Not from The Onion: Three reasons why Jason Garrett is the best coach for the Dallas Cowboys



    Despite the noise, Garrett is still the best thing for the Cowboys.

    By Danny Phantom May 21, 2018, 3:30pm CDT
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    When it comes to Jason Garrett, you either love him or you hate him. When things donít turn out as expected, fans are left questioning whether or not heís the right guy for the job. When things donít turn out as expected year after year for all seven of his seasons as head coach - those questions turn into a straight-up perception that Garrett has got to go. Recently, the always outspoken former Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens came out said that he doesnít understand why Garrett still has a job in Dallas.

    "When you really look at it, it doesnít make sense for Jason Garrett to continue to have his job. [The organization is] not really expanding or progressing even as a team under his coaching tenure there."
    And here lies the big problem I have with Owens' remarks and many others who want to see Garrett fired - the organization is expanding. The organization is progressing. And the team continues to get better under Jasonís tenure as the coach. There is a reason that the often-impulsive owner Jerry Jones is hanging with Garrett and that is because he has completely bought into what heís doing and firmly believes that it will produce a championship team. If Jones didnít truly believe that, Garrett would be fired. So, the only question that remains to be answered is - is Jones going senile and completely off his rocker with how he views Jason or is there some real substance there that many fans are missing?

    Well, Iím going to provide three reasons why itís the latter, so if youíre interesting in hearing why Garrett is the right guy for the job, then get your popcorn ready as this piece is for you.

    1. He works well with Jerry Jones

    Whether you like it or not, Jerry Jones is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and he is very passionate about his football team. He wants to be in on as much of the football activities as he can. And as long as he has a breath in his body, nothing about that is ever going to change. If youíre the head coach of the Cowboys, there is one skill-set you must have in order to keep the job - you must be able to work well with a meddling owner.

    Jason Garrett can pull it off.

    Jerryís ownership has led to some very difficult years for Cowboys fans. Impulsive, ďwin-nowĒ Jerry has made some terrible general manager decisions that had a drastic effect on their ability to contend for a championship. Paying out so many big contracts to players who havenít lived up to their value has not only led to disappointing seasons, but has also dug big holes for subsequent years.

    The Cowboys have had a huge financial disadvantage over Garrettís tenure as coach. This will be his eighth season as head coach and in five of them, the Cowboys have been in the top five of teams that have the most dead money.



    The Cowboys have wasted $154 million in cap money over Garrettís tenure. Thatís almost enough money to pay for an entire team of players for one season. Thatís absurd.

    When youíre only able to use around 85% of your teamís allotted resources year in and year out, thatís a sure-fire recipe for creating a losing team. However, the Cowboys arenít a losing team. Despite this disadvantage, Garrett still keeps this team competitive. Thatís not good enough in the eyes of many fans, but itís important to understand some of the limitations heís had to work with.

    The good news is this is not a trend we should expect to continue. The Cowboys are getting smarter about their spending. In fact, in 2016 the Cowboys were the best team in terms of fewest wasted dollars. Over the last couple years, the team has released a couple of big contract players in Tony Romo and Dez Bryant so thatís going to leave a mark, but you can definitely see an improvement in how the team is using its cap resources as of late. As the team continues to have success building through the draft, their dollar is stretching out a lot farther and this disadvantage will soon become an advantage.

    2. Heís kept them winning while rebuilding

    Garrettís 67-53 record as head coach impresses no one. Of his seven seasons, only two resulted in NFC East titles with only one playoff victory to show for it. While itís fair to point out these less than spectacular results, you have to recognize what has been going on with this organization over the last several years. Garrett has completely remade this team. Sean Lee and L.P. Ladoucer are the only two players who were on the team prior to Garrett becoming the head coach. Thatís a 96% turnover.

    Not only is this an extensive makeover for the team, but many star players have departed. Tony Romo is this franchise's all-time leader in touchdown passes. Heís gone. Dez Bryant is this franchise's all-time leader in touchdown catches. Heís gone. And DeMarco Murray had more rushing yards in a single season than any other Cowboys player in history, which says a lot considering Emmitt Smith played 13 seasons with the Cowboys. Murray is also gone. Letís face it, theyíre all gone.

    Now, teams have turnover, thatís normal. But considering all the big changes in Big D, whatís not normal is the fact that the Cowboys have stayed in contention every year. Other than the 2015 debacle where Romo went down and the team had no answer at backup QB, Garrettís Cowboys have always given us fans a reason to have hope in December.

    Over the cap did a nice breakdown of the oldest and most expensive NFL teams from last season and I found this to be very interesting.



    The Cowboys are in a quadrant that most people wouldnít expect to see them in. They are grouped with the young teams that are rebuilding. Even OTC noticed this anomaly and spoke out about it.

    ďThe team that surprised me the most about being in here were the Cowboys. I always think of the Cowboys as a very high priced roster of veterans, but in recent years Dallas has sunk that money into younger talent and they have been much more efficient with the salary allocations. That said expectations in Dallas given their play last year are sky high but they really should be tempered as they will continue to need not only last yearís young players to do well but this yearís draftees to make an impact too.Ē
    Cowboys fans shouldnít expect much? Well, thatís a problem because Cowboys fans expect a lot. Once DeMarcus Lawrence, Zack Martin, and Dak Prescott get their second contracts, the Cowboys will rise into the high expectations/brighter future quadrant, but itís important to see where they stack up compared to other teams.

    Many fans will claim Garrett has had all the tools heís needed to make the Cowboys a winner, but just doesnít have the coaching ability to get it done. Make no mistake about it, the Cowboys have built themselves a squad with many great players, but are you sure they have enough? For years this defense has been a liability, and in some cases of historic proportions. If you look back at those disappointing playoff losses or some heartbreaking defeats in the regular season, youíre going to find one common denominator in all of them - a defensive collapse.

    While itís easy to say all the pieces were in place, we could be kidding ourselves. Many of us see those 8-8 seasons as mediocre and underachieving, but what they should be seeing is a team that was rebuilding and remained competitive despite having some serious holes on defense. The good news is the holes are being filled.

    3. Heís highly respected

    One of the biggest misconceptions about Garrett is the amount this guy is respected. The media will try to sell you that heís just a pushover coach with no ability to get through to his players. On the surface, Garrett looks like a cheerleader coach who just goes through the motions, win or lose. People see him clapping, chewing gum, and never really exhibiting any real emotion regardless of how bad the situation gets. Some people perceive him as oblivious, but this Princeton graduate is not as clueless as you think. Thereís another reason for that stoic expression, heís unfazed.

    Sure, his press conferences are very vanilla, offering nothing of value to us fans, but thatís not what Garrett is like to his players. This guy is intense. As many of us saw first hand on All or Nothing, inside the locker room, Garrett has a lot of fire to him.

    Garrett is building a culture in Dallas that we can all be proud of. He teaches his players that itís a privilege, not a right to play for the Dallas Cowboys, which is a mantra at The Star for all to see.


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    Props for all the apparent work formatting this post.

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    Good christ that was retarded.

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    I'm pretty sure my IQ dropped a few points after reading this. It may have killed a few brain cells too.

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    Feh.

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    There is no way in hell I am reading that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    There is no way in hell I am reading that.
    Trust me, you're doing yourself a favor.

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    What a bunch of tripe. The only true thing in it was he works with Jerry. Everything else is non sense and excuse.

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    I needed a good laugh today. Itís been successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    There is no way in hell I am reading that.
    Jerkface. Took me eight hours to upload that tripe.

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