Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sees a little Jimmy Johnson in Jason Garrett.
Specifically, after the Cowboys beat up on the Redskins in Landover, MD on Sunday, Jones remarked that he’d seen Garrett grow as a coach in a way that was reminiscent of the man who coached Dallas to two Super Bowl titles in the early 90s.
“No one ever understood [than me] more how he was going to evolve,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “The real question I knew, and I don’t expect anybody else to really know, is does he get better with experience, even with the negative experiences, does he get better? I firsthand watched Jimmy Johnson the first time he ever became a head coach at Oklahoma State and so I watched how that evolved and watched him evolve, so I knew firsthand how he had become a better coach at Miami than he was when I lobbied and got the guys that chose that coach to hire him.
“So my point is, these guys, these young guys, these smart guys, these talented guys, they really do need to get in there and get their licks and if you do there will be, they’re capable of being outstanding, not just average, but outstanding, and I think Jason is that."
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