Entering the final year of his contract, and with three consecutive postseason-less, 8-8 seasons under his belt, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett most likely needs to do better than .500 to keep his job--Jerry Jones has said Garrett isn’t coaching for his job in 2014, but then, he says lots of things and he could very well be singing a different tune in early 2015 if there isn’t some marked improvement.
As longtime Cowboys’ safety turned ESPN analyst Darren Woodson points out, this may be a difficult task. Because the way he sees it, in three years and change as head coach, Garrett has yet to make the the team his own--rather, it remains Jerry’s team.
“ ... Jason Garrett does not, and let’s call it what it is, I don’t think he has full control of this organization,” Woodson told Dan Krupinsky of TheLandryHat.com. “His thumb print is not on this organization. It’s, of course, Jerry’s fingerprints all over the place as far as the organization, the team, and in the locker room.
“What I would like to see more so is Jason Garrett be that guy who steps up and within that locker room, he’s the most respected person in that locker room. That’s what we want to see. If you ask any player in that organization who “the guy” is, they’re probably going to say Jerry, to be honest with you. And then Jason. But you can’t be that way.”
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