Adam Schefter and Todd Archer are reporting that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not expected to extend the contract of HC Jason Garrett this offseason, which means Garrett will enter the final year of his contract.
Jones said recently that Garrett isn’t on shaky ground entering the 2019 season.
“Within the staff we’ve made several commitments. But the reason that it’s not being talked about is not that Jason is on shaky ground,” Jones said, via ESPN.com. “… It’s just that we’re putting together ideas and didn’t want to necessarily make that a featured topic around the Super Bowl. … Everything is as it should be.”
A report from a few weeks ago said that Dallas was expected to open extension talks with Garrett this offseason. However, it appears as though the Cowboys are comfortable with Garrett being a lame-duck coach in 2019.
There was some buzz about the Cowboys have serious interest in Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley, so I’m sure that will come up again towards the end of the season.
Garrett, 52, began his NFL coaching career with the Dolphins back in 2005 as their quarterbacks coach. After two years in Miami, the Cowboys hired him as their offensive coordinator and he eventually worked his way up to head coach.
Over the course of his eight years in charge of the Cowboys, Garrett has led the team to a record of 70-58 (54.7 percent), which includes three playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding Garrett as the news is available.