Dallas Cowboys followed up an underwhelming Thanksgiving Football loss with a brutal loss to the Bears. Team owner Jerry Jones is crying again. Jason Garrett's seat is on fire. What has gone wrong? Or has it been an accumulation of things?
Hi there. I am Michael Karvelis. I host a podcast (see details below article) on this website's radio station. On Tuesday December 10th, 2019, I was heard discussing this game that aired on Thursday Night Football via FOX. The Chicago Bears beat down the Dallas Cowboys. America's Team had so much expectations...
The Dallas Cowboys ON PAPER are really good. QB Dak Prescott is a nice 4th round pickup who is accompanied by star RB Ezekiel Elliott. This duo is helped by primary WR Amari Cooper along with his young co-star WR Michael Gallup. TE Jason Witten did us all a favor by leaving the Monday Night Football broadcast crew to grace the Dallas squad again with his Hall of Fame resume. It doesn't stop on offense. Former Boise State star LB Leighton Vander-Esch is alongside LB Jaylon Smith. The big hogs on the DL are headlined by DE Demarcus Lawrence. Again, this team is LOADED.
What happened? Let's begin with the 1990's QB crew in Texas. Jason Garrett was signed by the Cowboys in 1992. He eventually moved from the practice squad to backup signal caller behind legendary Troy Aikman. Garrett even started in a 1994 Thanksgiving Day game where he led a comeback against the Green Bay Packers. He proceeded to be a part of the 1993 and 1995 Super Bowl winning teams.
Let's fast forward to 2007. Jason Garrett returns to Dallas as an offensive coordinator. The Cowboys achieved the 2nd best offense in the NFL. He even interviewed for head coaching roles with the Falcons and Ravens as a result of his success. He stayed with Jerry Jones and company.
Finally in 2010, to make a long story short, Garrett replaced Wade Phillips as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. He is currently 83-66 with a 2-3 Playoffs record. Pretty crazy come up. It's clear he is an organizational son. However, the 2019 season has shown he might have to move out soon.
This preseason, the Cowboys were in the national sports media news every day, but not in a positive light. Guys want to be paid and owner Jerry Jones wants that to happen. Unfortunately, RB Ezekiel Elliott was not reaching a deal. This led to Cowboys super fan and FS1 analyst Skip Bayless to constantly bring it up. QB Dak Prescott was then rumored to want in excess of 30 million US Dollars a year, which brought great speculation and expectations.
The Cowboys started 3-0 while scoring 30+ points in victories over the Giants, Redskins, and Dolphins. QB Dak Prescott was thriving. Even star back Ezekiel Elliott signed a $50M contract thru 2026 before the season started. Things were going as planned.
In week 4, the Cowboys lost to the Saints 10-12 in prime time. New Orleans played backup QB Teddy Bridgewater. The next game, Cowboys lost again after surrendering a big halftime deficit and eventually losing to the Packers. A week after that, Dallas lost a late afternoon game to a struggling Jets team. The team had gone from 3-0 to 3-3. The media dogged them.
Dallas entered their BYE week with a strong win over division rival Eagles. A few games after the break, the Cowboys lost a marquee game to the Patriots 13-9. It was muggy weather, but the outcome was unacceptable. Thanksgiving followed with the Bills dominating the Cowboys, dropping the team to 6-6.
Dallas is 6-7 at the time of this article. After a week 15 game with the Rams, the Cowboys will face the Eagles again. This time, the NFC East will be won based on the outcome. As bad as Philadelphia looks, the fact there is an argument against the Cowboys is insane. Yet, it is deserved.
As I said on my show, Jerry Jones can't let Jason Garrett go now with so much at stake. However, the inconsistency that Garrett seems to display at a consistent level is alarming. It's time for the billionaire owner to either retire or let go of his emotions. Even if Dallas wins the division, the chances of them winning the Super Bowl as a 9-7 at best team is not very good. With this roster and fan following, you'd think Dallas would be on fire. Instead it's Jason Garrett's coaching seat.
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