After the Dallas Cowboys clinched the NFC east for the first time in the Jason Garrett era on Sunday evening, quarterback Tony Romo lavished praise on his head coach for the work he’s done with the team.
“Jason is the best head coach in the league that no one talks about,” Romo told the team’s official website. “He’s really gifted. He has ability to communicate with his players. He has a great mind for the game of football.”
With the division in hand, breaking a five year playoff drought, it seems a given that Garrett will be back in 2015. Things didn’t always look so certain for Garrett, of course. But Jerry Jones remained confident in his coach through three consecutive 8-8 finishes, always quick to declare that Garrett was only getting better as an NFL head coach.
If this year is any indicator, it seems like Jones was dead-on.
“One of the best things Jerry has done is just stand by him and let his system, his mantra, his philosophy play itself out,” Romo said. “I think that you’re seeing the dividends and reaping the rewards of having him stay in place, because Jason is going to figure it out. He’s as good a coach as I’ve ever been around, and he’s special.”
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