The Dallas Cowboys have announced that Jason Garrett will not return to the organization. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has released the following statement regarding the end of Garrett’s tenure with the Cowboys:
Thank You, Jason Garrett pic.twitter.com/l5PxoZ0t2j
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) January 6, 2020
Jason Garrett joined the Cowboys organization in the 1990s, serving as a backup quarterback behind Troy Aikman as the team twice won the Super Bowl with Garrett on the roster.
After Wade Phillips was fired during the 2010 NFL season, Jerry Jones turned to Garrett, who was serving as the offensive coordinator at the time. Garrett has occupied the top coaching role with the Cowboys since then, serving as Cowboys Head Coach longer than anyone except the legendary Tom Landry, who coached the team for 28 years.
Speculation into Garrett’s job security increased drastically when the Cowboys lost to the division rival Philadelphia Eagles in week 16, taking the team’s playoff hopes out of their hands. With the Eagles defeating the New York Giants in Week 17, Philadelphia secured the NFC East title, eliminating Dallas from playoff contention and ensuring that the Cowboys will look for someone to lead the team into a new direction next season.