The Jason Garrett saga in Dallas may finally be coming to an end.
After a week full of rumors, false reports, and unproductive meetings between the two parties, the Dallas Cowboys seem to be moving on from their head coach… despite the lack of a formal announcement that is expected to come at any time.
Garrett, who’s contract expires on January 14, was expected to be fired at the end of the regular season when the team failed to make the playoffs. However, owner Jerry Jones seemed reluctant to make the change and had met with the coach on Monday and Tuesday with no clear resolution. They were again set to meet on Thursday, but the meeting never happened.
According to Ed Werner, the slow exit process was due to their close relationship between the two parties.
Source: #Cowboys Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones have moved slowly and with “abundance of care and respect” for Jason Garrett. That phase expected to conclude soon with Garrett not part of organization. Next phase to involve candidate interviews will begin quickly thereafter.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 3, 2020
Adam Schefter also noted that the team considers Garrett a part of the family, and it’s hard to part-ways with someone who’s been with the family since 2007, when he came on board as their offensive coordinator.
Cowboys and Jason Garrett are scheduled to meet at noon CT today, per sources. Resolution likely, but not definite. Expectation continues to be Garrett and Dallas will part ways, but the Cowboys are run as a family, Garrett has been a part of family, and it’s hard to part ways.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2019
After initially starting as their offensive coordinator, Garrett quickly became the assistant head coach the following season, then assumed head coaching duties in 2010 when he came the interim head coach.
During his tenure, he compiled an 86-67 record, with just two wins in the playoffs.