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How Much Pressure is Jason Garrett Under?

Jason Garrett is entering the final year of his four-year deal with the Cowboys



    The Dallas Cowboys will convene for training camp on Tuesday, coming off three consecutive 8-8 finishes. But how much pressure is head coach Jason Garrett really under?

    Garrett has never led the team to the playoffs, although he has been a win away in each of his full three seasons at the helm. This means heartbreaking season ending losses have become the norm--in 2011, the fell to the Giants, and 2012 to the Redskins and last year to the Eagles.

    Jerry Jones, meanwhile, refuses to say Garrett is coaching for his job in 2014. But in this instance, Jones’s actions--or lack of action, in this case--speaks volumes louder than words could, and Garrett doesn’t have a contract going into this season. Meaning he’s a so-called sitting duck.

    Ultimately, while Jones might not come out and say it, it seems that Garrett is facing some real pressure in his fourth full season in the job--which doesn’t necessarily mean he has to make the playoffs, but he’ll certainly have to show Jones that (a) he still has control of the ship and (b) it’s moving in the right direction.

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