ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Head coach Jason Garrett (R) of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with quarterback Jon Kitna #3 after scored against the Detroit Lions late in the fourth quarter at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys beat the Lions 35-19. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jon Kitna;Jason Garrett
It's almost time for interim head coach Jason Garrett to become head coach Jason Garrett.
Since he took over following the Cowboys' embarrassment at Lambeau and promptly beat the Giants in New York, Garrett has been winning folks over one week at a time. Since that time, Garrett has gone 4-2 as the team's interim head coach with two three-point losses to the New Orleans Saints and the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles.
Now, make no mistake, if the Cowboys had ended up completely blowing Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins instead of just blowing it then winning it, we'd be telling a different story today, but Garrett's team eeked out the W and he's still the fan favorite to take over the job full time following this season.
There's one guy I think Jerry would've given preferential treatment to over Garrett, and that was Bill Cowher. But apparently, Bill Cowher has put his wish list out there and it has three teams — the New York Giants, the Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans. Quite gutsy to say that when all three of those teams still have their head coaches, wouldn't you say? Anyway, as many of us thought, Cowher apparently isn't interested in working for Jerry.
You know Jerry would like nothing better than to give Garrett the job and see him succeed since it was his idea to hire Garrett as the team's offensive coordinator before he even hired Wade Phillips and make him the league's highest paid assistant coach.
Garrett has faced his fair share of criticism since the Cowboys explosive 2007 offensive display, but so far since given the top spot, he's come through, and he's done with a journeyman quarterback who's pushing 40 years old.
With Cowher out of the picture, and Tony Dungy showing no sign of wanting to get back in the coaching game, it appears Garrett is the best guy for the job, but the Cowboys must beat a terrible Arizona team on Christmas night to seal it. The Cardinals are worse than the Redskins and a loss Saturday night could be detrimental to Garrett's case.