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Emmitt Smith Thinks Garrett's on a Short Leash

Jason Garrett is entering his fourth full season as the Cowboys head coach



    Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith knows Jerry Jones has been highly fond of head coach Jason Garrett since hiring him as offensive coordinator back in 2007. But after three consecutive 8-8 finishes, he says, the honeymoon period between the two is close to coming to an abrupt end.

    "I don't think anybody can explain anything that Mr. Jones is doing, so I'm not going to even attempt to try to explain it... But it is a different kind of relationship and it's a relationship that I honestly believe is on a shoe string,” Smith told FOX Sports Daybreak this week. “Because success is something that the Dallas Cowboys are definitely striving for and definitely need to have this year... And I see that shoe string being a little baby shoe string, which means it's on a short little leash."

    After an injury hampered Dallas squad limped to another .500 season last year, Jones revealed that he had never considered firing Garrett. But Garrett is entering the final season of his contract, leaving many people to believe if he once again fails to lead the team to the playoffs, he’ll be shown the door.

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