Really, the team’s 6-10 record belies just how miserable the season was; the team fell to 1-7 (their worst start since 1989) before Jerry Jones made his first ever midseason head coaching change, opting to fire Wade Phillips and install offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Jason Garrett on an interim basis.
Garrett went 5-3 in his audition for the head coaching gig and won a lot of fans around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, but the damage was done. For Jones, the emotional scars of this season from hell remain.
The owner recently told reporters at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis that he has yet to get past last year’s disappointment.
"I haven't,'' Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "It's there. I don't want any of our players and our staff to move on from it. It should be a real motivation for everyone involved in this organization.
"It's even more embarrassing when you're here and you're evaluating talent. You get uniformly across the board an assessment where our talent is, and it's a good one.''
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