Todd Archer of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that Cowboys agreement with HC Jason Garrett has been officially agreed to.
Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports that Garrett and the Cowboys are “very close” to an agreement on a five-year deal worth $30 million.
- An announcement could come as early as Tuesday night, according to Eatman.
Garrett previous contract paid him close $5 million per season and was a four-year deal, so it appears as though the Cowboys productive 2014 season has translated into a decent raise for Garrett.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Cowboys are on the brink of signing HC Jason Garrett to a five-year contract.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that talks between Dallas and Head Coach Jason Garrett are “ongoing“.
- Rapoport adds that Dallas will not extend any assistants-Rod Marinelli, Scott Linehan, and Bill Callahan-before the situation with Garrett is completed.
Garrett’s contract with the Cowboys is set to expire, but both sides have expressed a desire to keep Garrett in Dallas.
This news should not come as a surprise considering that most believe the Cowboys significantly overachieved this season.
“I’m very complimentary of the coaching job we’ve done, starting with Jason,” Owner Jerry Jones said. “He did just an outstanding job, and he’s my coach of the year. Having been part of what made him have that success is what he did with the coordinators. They did a great job as well. In general, this staff is one that you’d like to keep going with a lot of other things influencing your ability to keep a staff together, especially since you’re dealing with about 23 of them.”
It is significant that Dallas is not making any final decisions on their coordinators before locking up Garrett. Garrett’s success likely earned him enough leverage to be instrumental in further shaping his staff.
The Browns, for one, have requested permission to interview both Linehan and Callahan for their vacant offensive coordinator position. Marinelli has been linked with Lovie Smith’s Bucs for their defensive coordinator position.
Garrett has compiled a 42-32 record since taking the Cowboys job in 2011, good for a 58.3 winning percentage.