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Jerry Says Coaching Decision to be Made Tuesday

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Jerry Says Coaching Decision to be Made Tuesday

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December 7, 2008 : Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys looks on from the sideline during their NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys 20-13.

During his weekly chat with Jagger & Henson on 105.3 The Fan, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning that his search for a head coach will end today.

Jones added that a news conference to announce the decision will be made on Wednesday.

"I'm really pleased with how this has turned out, frankly, relative to these last eight ball games. I'm proud we've had the success we've had.  It's better than it could have been," said Jones on The Fan. "I think we'll have a lot of this done by the afternoon. We probably won't really be ready to talk about this until tomorrow."

Everyone expects, as they have all along, for the job to go to interim head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett took over the reins of the team when Wade Phillips was fired after a 1-7 start to the 2010 season.

Jones must, of course, first satisfy the NFL's Rooney Rule, which stipulates that he interview a minority candidate for the job before naming Phillips' successor.

Garrett went 5-3 in the second half of the season.  Garrett's losses were by no more than 3 points in games to the World Champion Saints, the Eagles and Cardinals.

If selected, Garrett would be the eighth head coach in the team's history behind Tom Landry, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Chan Gailey, Dave Campo, Bill Parcells and Phillips.

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