Dallas Cowboys: Is Jeff Fisher’s Freedom Jason Garrett’s Leash?

January 29, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jason Garrett had always wanted to be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
When the Cowboys struggles of 2010 reached a pinnacle that forced Jerry Jones to make a move, firing head coach Wade Phillips and appointing Jason Garrett as interim head coach, that dream became reality.
But the question remains as to whether Garrett would have been named as the permanent head coach of the Cowboys had Jeff Fisher been fired right after the Titans last game of the 2010 season, as had been expected.
Jones had spoken publicly at times addressing the fact that having a head coach with head coaching experience was his preference, pointing out that Jason Garrett had a total of eight games of head coaching experience in his entire career.
It was widely believed that Jerry's first choice would have been Jeff Fisher, and even rumored that the Cowboys had sent "feelers" to Nashville to gauge the intentions of Fisher and the Titans regarding how they intended to proceed.

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