FRISCO, Texas — Whereas the Washington Redskins gave the impression to be closing in on a brand new coach and the New York Giants opted to maneuver on from their head coach, Jason Garrett stays the Dallas Cowboys’ coach — at the least for now.
Garrett met with Jerry Jones after the coach and proprietor/basic supervisor briefly met with the gamers round lunchtime Monday, however by the tip of the enterprise day, it was handed on that there could be no information convention at The Star in Frisco, Texas, concerning the coach’s future and the proprietor’s potential plan for 2020.
In actual fact, Monday felt like every other wrap-up to a Cowboys’ season with gamers stuffing big grey trash luggage with their belongings, saying goodbyes to their teammates, assembly with their place coaches and present process exit physicals.
“It is robust. Robust to take,” stated veteran linebacker Sean Lee, who’s among the many greater than 20 gamers set to turn out to be free brokers in March. “We did not accomplish the targets we wished to, did not play as much as the usual that we wished to. You recognize these groups change yearly, and so saying bye to some guys and understanding that you could be by no means [again] be teammates with some guys, it may be very robust.”
Garrett’s future, nevertheless, stays the Cowboys’ most-pressing challenge.
His contract expires on Jan. 14, however after Sunday’s 47-16 season-ending win in opposition to Washington, Jones stated he didn’t have a timetable for a call and didn’t appear to care that different groups, notably in his division, would have an opportunity to start out the hiring course of earlier than the Cowboys if he opted to maneuver on from Garrett.
The Cowboys haven’t had a full-blown teaching search since 2007, after Invoice Parcells retired. Jones interviewed a variety of candidates again then, together with Garrett, earlier than deciding on Wade Phillips. Assistant coaches like Baltimore’s Greg Roman, Kansas Metropolis’s Eric Bieniemy and San Francisco’s Robert Saleh have obtained head-coaching curiosity from different groups with the Ravens, Chiefs and 49ers off for the wild-card spherical of the playoffs.
A big portion of Cowboys assistant coaches have expiring contracts as effectively and may start looking for jobs. Passing sport coordinator Kris Richard is ready to turn out to be a training free agent of types and ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported he’ll interview with for the Giants head teaching emptiness on Thursday. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, particular groups coordinator Keith O’Quinn, tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier, operating backs coach Gary Brown, safeties coach Greg Jackson and linebackers coach Ben Bloom are among the many assistants with out contracts for 2020.
Jason Garrett’s contract to teach the Dallas Cowboys expires on Jan. 14, however proprietor Jerry Jones, proper, did not announce a call on Garrett’s standing Monday, a day after the staff completed a disappointing Eight-Eight season. Chuck Prepare dinner-USA TODAY Sports activities
Garrett is 85-67 as Cowboys coach however received simply two playoff video games since 2011. Whereas he has had only one season with a dropping file (Four-12 in 2015), the Eight-Eight end in 2019 was the fourth of his profession. He entered the season understanding he needed to win however couldn’t get the Cowboys into the playoffs.
After the Washington sport, Garrett stated he wished to be the Cowboys’ coach however had “no thought” if he could be provided that probability.
A day later, his gamers nonetheless didn’t know.
“In reflection, I am very lucky to have spent the time that I did with coach Garrett,” Professional Bowl middle Travis Frederick stated. “Whether or not he is right here subsequent yr or some place else, the group of males that he will be in entrance of shall be higher males and higher gamers due to it.”
Lee was a rookie when Garrett took over for Phillips as an interim coach halfway by way of the 2010 season.
“For me, it is a man who’s an unbelievable coach, unbelievable particular person, put his coronary heart and soul into teaching, believed in his gamers along with his complete coronary heart, compelled us to be higher than we could possibly be in plenty of conditions,” stated Lee when requested what Garrett’s legacy could be if he didn’t return. “Made me consider I might come again from plenty of accidents, from the knee, from the toe, from the neck. A man who impressed me and actually made me a greater soccer participant than I assumed I could possibly be.
“So from my standpoint, an unbelievable coach, an unbelievable man and a man that I really like.”