As we’re in that window of the year between the NFL Draft and the beginning of training camps, it’s the season for rankings over at the Sporting News, and according to their list of the best coaches in the league, Dallas’ Jason Garrett falls right around the middle of the pack.
Garrett is ranked 23rd by TSN, sandwiched between Seattle’s Pete Carroll (22) and Buffalo’s Chan Gailey--the latter of which, of course, is a former Cowboys’ head coach.
Says the article about the Cowboys’ current head coach: “Garrett must do better in close games, when his play calling tends to become too conservative.”
Garrett is entering just his second full season as Dallas’ head coach, and currently has a 13-11 record. Without trying to act as a Garrett apologist, it’s worth noting too, that Garrett has never had a full offseason with his team since taking over for Wade Phillips midway through 2010--that is, until this offseason.
The top of the list is more or less predictable, with the Giants’ Tom Coughlin beating out New England’s Bill Belichick for the top spot, and Mike McCarthy (Green Bay), Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh) and John Harbaugh (Baltimore) rounding out the top five.
You can see the full rankings here.
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