After multiple meetings, the Dallas Cowboys have decided to move in a different direction and opted not to extend Jason Garrett’s contract with the team. Garrett’s contract is scheduled to end on January 14.
The now-former Head Coach spent nine years in that position earning only two playoff victories and no Super Bowl appearances. Garrett had two different meetings with Owner Jerry Jones and the front office staff to discuss whether or not he would remain with the team.
Garrett wanted to be the Head Coach of the Cowboys but finishing the season outside of the playoffs with an 8-8 record in a historically bad NFC East seems to be the last straw.
According to a CBS Sports report, the Cowboys are eyeing Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Lincoln Riley as well as Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. The release of Garrett makes it 3 of 4 NFC East teams are on the hunt for a new Head Coach. The Washington Redskins reportedly plan to hire former Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera.