Should Jason Garrett Get Another Year?

It seems the topic that everyone around the DFW area wants to talk about is Jason Garrett. Of course we all know the question, should Jerry Jones fire head coach Jason Garrett. Even Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has chimed in.

Mark Cuban couldn’t be more right. I have been really critical of the head coach but taking my emotion out of it, keeping Garrett makes sense. For one reason the Cowboys need some consistency. Since the departure of Jimmy Johnson following the 1993 Super Bowl championship season Jones has brought in six different head coaches. Bill Parcells and Barry Switzer were the only ones that stayed more than three seasons.

Can you fire a head coach that never had a losing season? Garrett has gone 5-3, 8-8, 8-8 and either 8-8 or 9-7 this season. This team has shown that they haven’t quit on Garrett the way they did under Wade Phillips. If nothing else you should look at their drafting since Garrett took over. Under Phillips in three drafts the only players that hung around were Jason Hatcher in 3rd round (2006), Anthony Spencer in 1st round (2007), Doug Free in 4th round (2007), Orlando Scandrick in 5th round (2008).

In 2009 not one of their 12 picks did they hit on. The following season their first two picks Dez Bryant and Sean Lee have been huge for them. Since Garrett has taken over he has 17 draft picks on this team. That is a little unfair since they have come more recent and could still flame out. However, they have chosen two offensive linemen in the first round that will be staples for that group. Dallas hasn’t taken a linemen in the first round since Tom Landry drafted center Robert Shaw in 1979.

If anyone on this coaching staff deserves to get the boot it would be offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. He is calling the plays for an offense that isn’t his. Callahan is more of a west coast offensive guy. He has abandoned the run too often and called more pass plays. Which give the defensive linemen more shots on Tony Romo, those extra opportunities are unnecessary. To fill his void they could promote quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson who has been with Garrett since he was named offensive coordinator in 2007. This would open the quarterback coach position that could easily be filled with Jon Kitna.

Jason Garrett should be back in 2014 regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s game. If Jerry Jones needs one game to decide his future then Garrett shouldn’t be here.