ESPN: Jason Garrett out as Cowboys head coach

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

AUSTIN (KXAN)– While the Dallas Cowboys have not made public their decision on the status of head coach Jason Garrett, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports Garrett will not return.

Garrett met with owner Jerry Jones on a number of occasions this week following Sunday’s season-ending win over the Washington Redskins.

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While many other teams moved quickly to oust their coaches, including the aforementioned Redskins and the New York Giants, Werder reports the Cowboys moved slowly out of an “abundance of care and respect” for Garrett. Werder says Garrett will not remain with the Cowboys in a different role.

Garrett has a long history with Dallas, beginning as a backup quarterback from 1993 to 1999. Garrett was named offensive coordinator in 2007 after two years with the Dolphins. In 2010 Garrett was named interim head coach after Wade Phillips was fired eight games into the season. Garrett was named the Cowboys 8th head coach in franchise history on Jan. 6, 2011.

The Cowboys went 8-8 in each of Garrett’s first three years, before winning the NFC East in 2014 with a 12-4 record. The Cowboys also went 8-8 this year in Garrett’s final season. Only Jeff Fisher has coached more teams to a .500 record than Garrett.

Garrett did guide the Cowboys to three NFC East crowns but only won two playoff games and never advanced the team beyond the NFC Divisional Game.

In all Garrett is 85-67 as the Cowboys head coach which is the second most wins in team history behind Tom Landry.

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