Jason Garrett reportedly lobbying to keep his job with Cowboys
The Cowboys are still expected to part ways with Jason Garrett despite waiting to make a formal announcement, but the head coach is reportedly not going down without a fight.
Part of the reason the Cowboys are dragging out the situation with Garrett is that the coach has been lobbying hard to keep his job, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports. Glazer said there have been multiple instances over the past week when the Cowboys inform Garrett he is out and he says, “Hold on! Hold! Don’t do it yet. I still want to be considered for this.”
Glazer added that things went so well with Mike McCarthy that he stayed an extra day in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/8XMMHtbA97
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) January 5, 2020
Garrett and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones have a very close relationship, so that could help explain what is taking so long. Jones has a great deal of respect for Garrett, and he may want to give him a chance to state his case as much as he would like — even if Jones has already made up his mind.
According to Glazer, the Cowboys’ interview with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy went well over the weekend, and he was still in Dallas as of Sunday. They are also still eyeing Mike Zimmer depending upon what happens in Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Saints, though it does not seem like Minnesota has any intention of letting Zimmer go.
Garrett and McCarthy are represented by the same agency, and Michael Lombardi of The Athletic noted on Sunday that it would be unheard of for an agent to let one client interview for another’s job. That likely means Garrett has, for all intents and purposes, been dismissed.
The reality of the Jason Garett situation is that his agent and Mike McCarthy's agent are one and the same, THEREFORE, even though there have been no public decisions there has been a private one. No agent would allow a client to interview for another client's job.
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) January 5, 2020
There has been some talk that Garrett could remain with the Cowboys in a new capacity, but that seems highly unlikely. Now a week after the end of the regular season, the situation in Dallas is getting stranger by the day.