Jason Garrett

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    December 3, 2012

    Cowboys 38, Eagles 33: Dallas Tenderly Conquered the Terrible Eagles Last Night

    There are only so many times one can look at a football game and say "A win is a win." Early in the season, when a team is getting its bearings, scrappy victories can be a bit charming. In Week 12, against a team that dragged in a seven-game losing streak? Hideous. Jason Garrett and company are t ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Garrett and the Cowboys Gift Wrap Another Loss, Should Probably Open Stand in Mall

    When people look back on the Cowboys' 2012 season, there are only two things they will be concerned with: wins and losses. Yesterday's game falls into the latter column, but only because the Pokes violently shoved it out of the former. See also: Ravens Cornerback Tells Dez Bryant to "Be a Man," ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    We Now Know Jason Garrett is Not on Facebook. When Does the Season Start Again?

    At some point last week, the Dallas Cowboys surpassed five million "likes" on Facebook. They're the first NFL franchise to hit the mark, which I suppose is worthy of a Tweet, or maybe a Facebook post. But during Garrett's daily press conference on Friday, Cowboys beat writers, apparently out of vap ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Dallas Center for Architecture to Argue: "Bright Lights, Great City?" Should Be Illuminating.

    ​Long before the downtown Omni opened we were treated to a sneak peek of its light show, which folks either think is the right shade of shiny or plain tacky, a debate that becomes especially heated when you add in the new-look Reunion Tower and all the other lite-brites decorating downtown. And sp ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Move Free or Die Hard: Thoughts on If and How the Cowboys Can Stop Sucking

    Jonathan Bales is the founder of, a site dedicated to film study and statistical analysis of the Cowboys. As the seconds ticked away in the Cowboys' prime-time loss to the Giants on Sunday, Cowboys fans were left with that familiar taste in their mouths. (You know the one -- ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    How the Cowboys Can Beat the Giants Sunday

    Editor's note: Jonathan Bales is the founder of and occasionally writes for The New York Times. We thought it'd be fun to have him break out the Xs and Os and Oh Shits before Sunday's big game. We apologize in advance for the nerdiness. While the "play-in game" that awaits t ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fantasy Cowboys*

    *This advice is contingent on you promising never to root for your Fantasy Team over your Favorite Team.

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    August 11, 2011

    Dallas-Denver: Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection

    ​Yes, thanks for asking, I am indeed ready for some football. And tonight we'll all get a smidge, in the form of Cowboys-Broncos in Arlington at 7:30. Jason Garrett said he plans to play his starters a series, or about 8 to 12 plays. Same with the Broncos and their new coach John Fox. ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 14: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Total attendance at camp will soar over 90,000 after this afternoon's final open-to-the-public practice. The Cowboys have issued 279 media credentials for camp and on Monday Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings attended practice. The Cowboys' contract with the City of San Antonio is up after ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.5.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Only at a Cowboys' training camp can you look on the sidelines one day and see the guys from Deadliest Catch and the next find a dork in an ill-fitting suit and bow tie. Yep, Pee Wee Her ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 9: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. To accommodate the veterans who will practice with the team for the first time tonight and to give those fans who get off work later a chance to see their 'Boys, the team has moved its 2:30-5:30 practice this afternoon to 6:30-9:30 tonight at The Alamodome. Players like Doug Free an ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. For a couple of anxious minutes last Friday the Cowboys thought they'd signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Then on Monday for a curious second we thought they'd acquired Bears' receiver/returner Devin Hester. Huh is right. sent out a text/Tweet yesterday announcing "Cowboys Si ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    2011 Cowboys Camp Day 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Was it just me and Fox 4's Mike Doocy, or was owner Jerry Jones choking up a bit yesterday when talking about the voyage that was lockout negotiations? "We took the boat out into a perfect storm and got the boat back home." The older he gets, the more sentimental and emotional Jerry get ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Good News: The Lockout's Almost Over. Bad News: So Are Two-a-Days.

    ​I'll never forget the image. It was 2009 and your Cowboys were holding their afternoon training camp practice at San Antonio's Alamodome. In shorts. The pace and feel of coach Wade Phillips' camp mimicked that of a leisurely picnic kicking off a weekend 10-year high school reu ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    One Ticket to One Game: Which Cowboys Game Would You Attend in 2011?

    ​Not that my mood was helped any by yesterday's news that NFL lockout mediation would adjourn until perhaps May 16, but yes, thanks for asking, I am already ready for some football. Caught some Jason Garrett on NFL Network this morning (a replay from earlier in the week). The Cowboys' coa ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    January 13, 2011

    Rooney Rule or Not, Jason Garrett Needs to Hire a Black Receivers Coach

    ​This isn't shtick in advance of Monday's annual observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It's about the Dallas Cowboys' locker room chemistry out at Valley Ranch. Ray Sherman was a respected voice and, at times, yes, a coddling sounding board among the team's black players. Now that h ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Cowboys, Mavs, Rangers, Stars All Searching for Help in 2011

    ​Texas Rangers - Jim Thome. The left-handed slugging free agent would, I assume, join Michael Young for a righty-lefty platoon designated hitter. I know Thome is a sexy name with some pop left in his bat, just not real sure where he fits in. Dallas Mavericks - Dirk Nowitzki. The signing ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.7.11

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If Bill Parcells fit too snug and Wade Phillips was a size too loose, Jason Garrett fits juuuuust right. *Maybe I'm naive and gullible and biased in favor of Garrett, but until otherwise I'm ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    The Dumbest Cowboys Conspiracy Theory You Ever Did Hear

    ​You've heard it. Hopefully you haven't repeated it. It goes like this: (Spoken with a slow, twangy, red-necky, eternally frustrated drawwwwwl) "Jason Garrett sabotaged Wade Phillips. He didn't start coaching all good 'n stuff until he got Wade fired. On purpose!" While we breathlessly await ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    The Next Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys Will Be ...

    ​Garrett Top. Unless of course, Jason Garrett pulls a Cliff Lee and spurns the metroplex. Make no mistake, the Dallas Cowboys' interim head coach is suddenly a hot commodity as other NFL teams' permanent head coach. In the wake of a 5-3 second half he has some real leverage now. How's th ... More >>

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    December 26, 2010

    Same Crap, Different Coach: Jason Garrett Not the Answer as Cowboys Lose Winnable Game to Struggling Cards 27-26 and Fall to 5-10

    Miles Austin caught six balls for 115 yards and a TD, but his slip-up turned into a defensive TD, and his post-game antics were embarrassing. ​If there ever was an easy win to be had this year for the Dallas Cowboys, last night's Christmas match-up with the Arizona Cardinals was it. Universi ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Cowboys Beat Skins 33-30, But Near Loss Lowers Jason Garrett's Stock

    ​(With Richie Whitt on vacation for the next two weeks, Dallas Observer staff writer Sam Merten has graciously agreed to pitch in. Commenters, on your mark...) Long before the Cowboys' playoff chances were officially toast, this season felt doomed from the beginning. The devastating 13-7 loss to ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Time To Hire Jason Garrett Full-Time: Right Now

    ​I've seen enough. You? If Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced the hiring of Jason Garrett today as permanent head coach, I'd be fine with it. Elated, actually. It won't happen of course, in part because of the NFL's Rooney Rule that requires teams to interview at least one minority ca ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Saints 30, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The end of the modest two-game winning streak also means the end of the disappointing season. At 3-8 the Cowboys are officially dead. Tony Romo should be put on injured reserve today. 9. Down 20-3 there was no way the Cowboys were going to win. Then up 27-23 with Roy Williams headed towa ... More >>

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    November 21, 2010

    Cowboys 35, Lions 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Two-game winning streak be damned, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't getting too caught up in his team's re-booting: "I want to say it again: No fan should think I'm happy with the way things are," Jones said after his team's win Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. "I'm happy having these two ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Jason Garrett and His Imaginary In-House

    ​As I've said before, I like Jason Garrett. Really do. Got to know him a little bit personally when he was a backup and I was beat writer out at Valley Ranch in the '90s. I've long pushed for him to be Dallas' head coach in place of Stumbledoofus. What's going on is a good thing, and hopefull ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Cowboys 33, Giants 20: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. It took all of one play to smack you in the kisser with the fact that these were not your same ol' Stumbledoofus Cowboys. Bruised ribs and all, cornerback Terence Newman tackled Mario Manningham for a 2-yard loss after a catch on New York's first play. Against the Packers last week ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.12.10

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Dallas Cowboys began the season at 9/1 odds to make the Super Bowl. At the halfway point of the season they are now 500/1. The over/under for wins for interim head coach Jason Garrett: 2.5. Give me ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    November 8, 2010

    Wade Phillips = Fired

    ​Dallas Cowboys players at Valley Ranch have been told today that head coach Wade Phillips has been fired.

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    September 13, 2010

    Hell Mary! Who's to Blame for One of the Most Discombulated Plays in the History of the Dallas Cowboys?

    ​Lots of blame to go around for Redskins 13, Cowboys 7. As he tends to do, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett got too cute. Felix Jones touches the ball only 10 times. In the Red Zone the Cowboys try a halfback pass with Marion Barber. On special teams David Buehler misses what should have b ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Your Dallas Cowboys' Offense: Preseason or Panic?

    ​Dez Bryant is out. Martellus Bennett is angry. Marc Colombo is hurt. The Dallas Cowboys aren't scoring. And even mild-mannered offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is mad. You worried? The Cowboys have had 22 offensive possessions without a touchdown in two exhibition games. It's the first t ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    4th and Frustration: Do You Blame the Cowboys' Plan or Their Performance?

    ​I don't wanna hear much bitchin' today about offensive coordinator Jason Garrett's play-calling on the futile, fatal sequence in the second quarter of Sunday's 20-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Yeah, four consecutive runs to Marion Barber didn't produce a touchdown. But ... I blame ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Turn Back the Clock, Cowboys Fans. So ... Wouldja?

    I like to prod ol' Uncle Wade but, let's face, his fixed defense is the reason there's hope in Cowboyville. ​Jason Garrett is clueless. Roy Williams is a bust. Martellus Bennett is a non-factor. Felix Jones has lost a step. Nick Folk has the yips. Marc Colombo is hurt. Ken Hamlin ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Rush to Judgment: Do your Dallas Cowboys Pass Too Much?

    ​Wade Phillips wants more balance. Jason Witten wants to get back to the "brand." Felix Jones and Tahsard Choice want more touches. You, the Dallas Cowboys fan, just want to win. I think Tony Romo is an elite quarterback and in the NFL you control the clock on the ground and you put poin ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys: Witten's Whereabouts?

    ​Jason Witten will never say it, so I'll do it for him: Gimme the damn ball! Especially in the red zone!! I generally support Dallas Cowboys' offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, but this is getting ridiculous. When the red-head calls plays in the red zone it makes Cowboys' fans red-fac ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    T.O. Must Go?

    ESPN's Ed Werder says today that your Dallas Cowboys are seriously considering releasing Terrell Owens. Dallas' Only Daily's Jean-Jacques Taylor says if T.O. goes, then Jason Garrett stays. Me? I say that the whole fiasco could be fixed by getting rid of Wade Phillips and hiring a rea ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Jason Garrett: Red Jesus or Red-headed Stepchild?

    As you'll read in this week's dead-tree version of The Sportatorium, hitting newstands tomorrow, I think Wade Phillips should be fired. Immediately. No, actually, I think Jerry Jones should've walked down to the sideline in the third quarter of the Philadelphia debacle after Tony Romo unceremoniousl ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    In the Words of Jason Garrett's Favorite Singer, If You Gotta Go, Go Now

    Sure, there's -- has been for months, though it's a rather uninspired site all things considered. But a Friend of Unfair Park sends word of this site calling for Jason Garrett's head, which was set up after yesterday's Worst Game in the History of Ever. Sign the petition, pro or ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 3

    I give it a B- so far. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 3. Or did I miss something? 5. Jerry Jones and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King talking – I think – while munching popcorn. Free Sportatorium T-shirt to anyone who provides me an accurate transcript of th ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Hard Knocks? Eh.

    I expected a little more from the HBO crew. You? The boys at Deadspin have condensed last night’s first episode of Hard Knocks into four minutes. I, however, can name that tune in 40 words: T.O. on the beach. Witten changing diapers. Pacman dumps water on Felix Jones. Jason ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2008

    Wading Through Doubt

    Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is guaranteed nothing beyond a talented team in 2008

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    July 29, 2008

    Lame Duck Phillips?

    Relax, both coaches could be talking to Tony Romo again next season. I’ll serve up a smorgasbord of training camp insights later this morning, but wanted to get to the news of the day first. Contrary to the asinine sentiments of some columnists, this isn't guaranteed to be Wade Phillips' ... More >>

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    January 15, 2008

    Stark Raven Mad Yet?

    Jason Garrett ain't moving to Baltimore ... yet. But says ESPN, the chances are now "60-40" that the former Cowboys backup QB-turned-offensive coordinator will take the Ravens' head coaching gig, which was, apparently, just offered to the world's biggest Bob Dylan fan. Bot do note: "According to a C ... More >>

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    January 2, 2008
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    March 22, 2007

    Red Bull

    Familiar freckled face will give Cowboys offense wiiiings

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    January 25, 2007


    Somewhere beneath this Dolphins helmet is former -- and, maybe, future? -- Dallas Cowboy Jason Garrett. Uh...Coach Garrett, perhaps? That'd be kinda cool. Took a break from guessing about Bill Parcells' replacement long enough to breathe in the fresh air of the NHL All-Star Game last night. And, of ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 30, 1997

    Passed up

    Cowboys QB Jason Garrett doesn't deserve to be a backup all his life

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