Dallas Cowboys' coach Jason Garrett has always been one of those guys who just seems like a great person that would be ideal to hang out with and watch a game while downing a few beers.  My memories of him are that of a descent career backup quarterback, a good assistant coach, but overall, a mediocre head coach.  The Cowboys are now 2-3 following a 19-16 overtime loss to the Texans on Sunday night.

By now, we all know the headlines of that game, Dallas played stellar defensively, was mediocre on offense as has been the case all season long, and Garrett didn't have the stones to go for it on a fourth-and-1 at his own 42 yard line in overtime, which lead to the Texans kicking a game winning field goal.  Worst part about this whole situation is that Garrett said after the fact, that had he been put in that situation again, he would have done the same thing.

Cowboys fans should have a problem with his coaching philosophy and conservative decisions.  It's a shame to say this, but conservative coaches aren't usually successful in this game, you have to possess something called moxie, which literally means nerve, or determination, something as my Uncle Bernie used to tell me that you either have or you don't in life, it is not a learned trait.  Combine this with the fact that Garrett's record in his 8th season as the Cowboys coach is 68-55, 1-2 in the post season; hence, it is clearly time for a change.

We all know that Jerry Jones, the best GM in the NFL, needs to have a coach who he can control, unfortunately, this severely limits the number of quality coaches that the organization will hire.  For now, things have gone from bad to worse as the team has a QB with potential in Prescott, who is costing them nearly nothing and has no wide receivers around him, one of the best running backs in the league in Elliot, who is not utilized nearly enough by Garrett, and four-time Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick was recently placed on the non-football illness list.

It is doubtful that Jones will make an in-season change at head coach, and clearly not all of the Cowboys' problems are Garrett's fault.  Let's face it, winning is a whole lot easier if you have the ponies to compete, and Dallas did nothing in the off season to help their squad offensively.  Jason Garrett has shown signs of brilliance in the past, but that is when he had a loaded team, as of now though, his better days of being the head coach for the Cowboys are behind him, and it's time for a change.


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