In his career as Dallas Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett has 34 victories. None were more impressive than Sunday in Seattle.
In a year in which most prognosticators – hand raised – picked Dallas to finish below .500 and in a game in which they were 9-point underdogs to the defending Super Bowl champions, the Cowboys overcame sloppy special teams play to dominate the Seahawks.
Tony Romo produced magic. Terrance Williams tip-toed. DeMarco Murray ran through the Legion of Boom. The defense continued to make fools of us all with another impressive, over-achieving performance. And the head coach got his team prepared both physically and psychologocially to beat the biggest bullies on the block.
Garrett’s contract is up after the season. Regardless of what happens the rest of the year, Garrett will put Seattle high on his resume.
His Top 5 wins as coach of the Cowboys:
5. 11.14.10 Cowboys 33, at Giants 20 – After taking over from Wade Phillips in the wake of a humiliating loss to the Packers, Garrett proves immediately he can change the culture at Valley Ranch.
4. 12.22.13 Cowboys 24, at Redskins 23 – Needing a win to force an NFC East Championship Game, Dallas rallies for the game’s final 10 points and wins on a hobbling Romo’s TD pass to Murray with 1:08 remaining.
3. 9.5.12 Cowboys 24, at Giants 17 – Romo and Kevin Ogletree shock the defending champs in New York in the NFL opener.
2. 12.9.12 Cowboys 20, at Bengals 19 – In the wake of Josh Brent’s crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown, gutsy team rallies to win on Dan Bailey’s 40-yard FG at the gun.
1. 10.12.14 Cowboys 30, at Seahawks 23 – Romo’s 3rd-‘n-20 escape to Williams caps dominating performance against defending champs and improves surprising season to 5-1.