Jimmy Johnson and Terry Bradshaw Question Jason Garrett as Cowboys Coach
No team in the NFL has underachieved more than the Cowboys over the last few seasons. They look like a legitimate playoff contender before each season begins. With weapons like Tony Romo, Miles Austin, and Dez Bryant, the Dallas passing attack should be one of the best in the league. For whatever reason, they haven’t been able to put it together. Before the Cowboys improved to 4-4 with a win over the Seahawks on Sunday, Fox analysts Jimmy Johnson and Terry Bradshaw questioned head coach Jason Garrett’s ability to lead the team.
“He needs to become a head coach,” Johnson said according to the Dallas Morning News. “It may be time to think — not for this year but for next year — hire an offensive coordinator to call the plays and be the head coach.”
This is the same Johnson who called Mike Singletary nothing more than a motivational speaker for the 49ers, so he might be onto something once again. Bradshaw questioned whether or not the Cowboys players respect Garrett enough for the team to be effective.
“He is not my kind of guy to be a head coach,” Bradshaw explained. “That’s not the kind of coach I want. I know he’s smart…a lot of guys are smart out there but I like a guy who gets in people’s face, a guy like Jimmy, a guy like Chuck Noll.”
The truth is it’s too early to tell whether or not Garrett is the right man for the job. He certainly helped turn an abysmal Cowboys season around last year, and he only has eight games under his belt in his first full season as head coach. There are bound to be plenty of people who share T.O.’s opinion of Garrett, but Dallas fans should at least give him a chance to lead this team to the playoffs before writing him off as head coach.