After a 6-10 season, the worst since going 1-15 in 1989, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has decided to keep interim coach Jason Garrett as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, making him the eighth head coach in the history of the Dallas Cowboys.
“He is truly one of our own,” Jones said of Garrett during a news conference at Cowboys Stadium. “We know him well for the qualifications he has for this position. I know that he has spent his entire life preparing for this day. And he is well- qualified.”
Going 5-3 during his half- season as head coach, Garrett made Jones’ choice easy. Garrett had been asked to make the team competitive after he took over a team that had been going 1-7. Not only did he comply a winning record but his losses were by a total of seven points.
Jones didn’t have to interview Garrett after seeing what he could do. “I was fortunate to be on the teams here in the ‘90s that went to the top of the National Football League,” Garrett said. “I understand how those teams played; I like to refer to it as the Cowboy way.”
Jerry Jones signed Jason Garrett to a four- year deal making him the first head coach who also played as backup to Troy Aikman in 1990s for the cowboys.