With a 24-22 loss to the Eagles on Sunday night, Jason Garrett has three full seasons under his belt as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, and three 8-8 finishes. In each of these seasons, the Cowboys’ season has ended with a loss in a Week 17 division game, with the NFC East title at stake.
But apparent mediocrity aside, owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he still fully expects Garrett to get better as a result of all these soul-crushing losses and, eventually, take the franchise back to the mountaintop of the NFL.
“We’ve put a lot of effort in training as a franchise into Jason Garrett, and I want to take advantage of that,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “If we don’t have him, we don’t get payback for all the miscues and losses and criticism of sideline management. We don’t get a chance to benefit from the one way you learn, and that is the mistakes you make. So I want to have him around to learn. I’ve seen another smart coach, a very smart coach, learn from a lot of mistakes early and go on and win Super Bowls. Most of them do.”
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