By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN
***UPDATE (That was quick!!)***
Breaking: The Cowboys are expected to hire former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, first reported by FOX Sports and confirmed by ESPN. pic.twitter.com/T1IetQ3Kts
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 6, 2020
In a move that surprises no one, as of Sunday evening, the Dallas Cowboys have “officially” moved on. It’s the end of an era in Dallas.
Cowboys informed Jason Garrett this afternoon that they are officially moving on from him. So it’s a done deal. Was always sensitive for Jerry bc of his relationship with Jason. But it’s now official between the parties
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 5, 2020
This has been a different sort of firing. According to Adam Schefter, the news first broke on Thursday:
First to report that the Cowboys were moving on from Jason Garrett as their head coach was @WerderEdESPN, who did it Thursday. Now the move is official.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2020
And before it was official, the Cowboys interviewed former head coaches Marvin Lewis and Mike McCarthy. So the Cowboys are out looking for a new leader, and Garrett knew it.
I really do hate to compare this type of stuff to a boyfriend/girlfriend situation, but it’s the best I can do here guys. This was such a long break up. Glad it wasn’t too messy, and hopefully, owner Jerry Jones isn’t trying to get his hoodie back from Garret.
But honestly, it was time for them to move on from Garrett. The 2016 Coach of the Year had a record of 85-67 and was 2-3 in the playoffs, with no Super Bowl appearances. This team consistently didn’t win games that they should have, and with some of the highest-paid players in the league, the league’s best offense, and one of the better offensive lines in the league as well, you expect playoff wins and Super Bowl appearances.
The Cowboys have already talked with McCarthy and Lewis (which, honestly would be the most head-scratching hire ever.) Also rumored to be on their list are college coaches Lincoln Riley and possibly even former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer (I wonder if they’d add Ryan Day to that list? A Michigan fan can wonder, right?)
If the way they fired Garrett is any indication, the hiring process could be a lot of fun.
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