By Rich Winter
I came across a little story from former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb who said on Fox Sports Live the other day that he's shocked that Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett still has a job.
Words from McNabb.
"I think for the Dallas Cowboys it's much more than just what we see from the defense and offense, I mean, let's go upstairs," McNabb said on 'Fox Sports Live,' via the Dallas Morning News. "I'm still figuring out how [Garrett] still has a job at this particular point the way we have continued to see this team just continue to crumble. You can't fire Wade Phillips and hire Jason Garrett and Jason Garrett's doing worse than Wade Phillips was doing. That's just not going to get it done. What team is going to follow that?"
Is that a former NFC East QB taking a shot at a former division opponent, or is this man calling out the truth that is right in front of us?
Probably a little of both, but since Garrett took over in November of 2010, he's just 29-27 in 3.5 years with America's team.
In each of Garrett's three full seasons, the Cowboys have gone 8-8 and made the playoffs zero times. That mediocrity has Donovan McNabb wondering why Garrett still has a job.
Phillips was fired midway through the 2010 season after the Cowboys got off to a 1-7 start. Before that though, Phillips led the Cowboys to two playoff appearances in three full seasons with the team and went 34-22 as coach, even when you include the 1-7 record in 2010.
Hmmm, the Cowboys had two playoff appearance with Phillips and none with Garrett.
Former NFL receiver Randy Moss wasn't as harsh as McNabb, but he also pinned the blame for the Cowboys' failures on Garrett -- and while doing that, he took a shot at one of his former teams, the Raiders.
"When you look on paper, it's every year that the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders have a lot of talent on their team," Moss said. "I mean, talented, top-end players. For the Dallas Cowboys to keep sputtering every year, it's not the players -- some of it falls on the players -- but go on up top and see what's going on."
Moss also added that Garrett doesn't seem to be doing anything to help Tony Romo.
"The thing that's not really fair to Tony Romo is he really hasn't had that coaching to be able to bring him along," Moss said. "I'm not sitting here busting Garrett or trying to call Garrett out, but there has not been nothing steady in Dallas. It's always coaches come and go."
While neither McNabb or Moss ventured out on the ultimate limb, I have no such problem.
Jason Garrett is Jerry Jones little puppet.
Jones worked Garrett to be the prodigy and when Jones believes in something, (Tony Romo), he sticks with it far too long.
In more harsh terms, Garrett is Jerry Jones little bitch.
The Cowboys need a massive house cleaning and it starts at the very top.
Jerry Jones has been reaching for the success he had in the early 90's for way to long. This football team isn't America's team it's not even Texas' team.
Jones needs to go, (good luck), Garrett needs to go, Romo needs to go, the whole defense needs to go.
Cowboys will not make the playoffs and I'm betting they go 8-8 just like always.