Jason Garrett could still have role with Cowboys in 2020?
The Dallas Cowboys have yet to formally announce a decision regarding head coach Jason Garrett, which is unusual considering how certain it seemed that they were planning to part ways with him. Perhaps that is because Jerry Jones is trying to figure out a way for Garrett to remain with the organization.
Some with the Cowboys have begun wondering if Garrett will still be with the team in 2020, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports. While it is not out of the realm of possibility that Jones could retain him as head coach, Garrett could also move to some other role with the team.
I’m live on #NFL Live in 90 minutes. As Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett resume their series of meetings, I can tell you this: people inside the building have begun to wonder if Garrett is going to have a role with the 2020 #Cowboys – whether as head coach or in another capacity.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 2, 2020
Despite the way he has criticized him this season, Jones has an extremely close relationship with Garrett. The Cowboys owner also knows there are few high-profile head coaching candidates who would be able to put up with him always being in the spotlight, and Garrett has always handled that well. That could certainly be a factor.
Garrett’s contract is set to expire this month, so there’s also a chance he and the team could simply be working through logistics. Jones may also be waiting to see if there’s a better option out there before making a final decision on Garrett.
If the Cowboys don’t want Garrett back as head coach next season, it would make little sense for him to remain with the organization. While many of his teams have underachieved, he has an overall record of 85-67 with Dallas and has taken them to the playoffs three times in the past six seasons. There have also been rumblings that Garrett could be a candidate for another high-profile coaching job if the Cowboys let him walk, so he will have options.