Posted January 18, 2013

Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett reportedly at odds over hiring offensive coordinator

NFL, Uncategorized
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones promised to make things uncomfortable for his team and coaches this offseason. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones promised to make things uncomfortable for his team and coaches this offseason. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is quietly looking for a new offensive coordinator who would likely take over play-calling from head coach Jason Garrett, according to a league source in a ProFootballTalk.com report.

In a possibly related story, the Cowboys interviewed former Arkansas and Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt this week for an undetermined job on their staff. The Cowboys currently have an opening at running backs coach.

Garrett is reportedly resisting the move and — in a possible effort to lower the odds of his in-season firing — has stipulated that the new OC must have no head-coaching experience.

ESPN.com’s Chris Mortensen first reported that Jones is pushing Garrett to give up play-calling. Bill Callahan currently has the dual title of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, but Garrett calls all plays.

Garrett has come under criticism for making questionable game-management decisions, including ill-timed timeouts. The Cowboys, one of the league’s most penalized teams, often get offensive snaps off just as the play clock is expiring, which some attribute to a slow play-calling process and quarterback Tony Romo’s audibles.

After missing the playoffs for the third year in a row, Jones said he intended to make things uncomfortable for the Cowboys during the offseason. He began by firing running backs coach Skip Peete and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

Garrett’s brother and Cowboys tight ends coach, John Garrett, may also be feeling the heat at Valley Ranch. He applied for the head coach job at Delaware, but lost out to Rutgers offensive coordinator Dave Brock.


11 comments
AceMaan
AceMaan

  Jerry The Genius GM is a Narcissistic person and it will never change, so just thinking about this selfless individual and the cowboys is boring, boring, boring.

MicheleLloyd
MicheleLloyd

Why would any one hire an offensive person to coordinate their activities? This action could only lead to disharmonious relationships.

thomas40
thomas40

As a Giant fan - got to love it -  cowboys will suck forever.........and romo really sucks.......

PAmomof4
PAmomof4

Ryan got the shaft. He did a pretty good job considering the defense was on the field all the time! Jason Garrett will get fired too, as all the other coaches have that preceded him. Unfortunately, Jerry Jones hasn't figured out that he can't be the Offensive Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coach, General Manager, Owner, etc. Lookout DCC coaches!!! You may be next! He needs to hire coaches he can trust, a GM who can actually assist with the process of building a team and then stay out of the way and let them do their jobs. At that point, THEN fire them if they are underperforming! Micromanagement never works...ehhhhh!!!! Talking to a brick wall!

relong
relong

Im a cowboy "homer" and always have been, always will be.. I was truly hoping Jason would be the man in Dallas but Im just not feeling it at this stage given that the offense really hasn't improved with all of the weapons.. He's got Dez and Demarco and Miles and Witten and Tony. Are you telling me the Offensive Line is so bad that all of these other pieces become mediocre? Im not there, it feels more like play calling at times.. I really believe given the injuries we had, that Rob Ryan did a great job with the defense. Its harder for the defense in my opinion when the Offense waits until the 4th quarter most games to get started. My opinion only, I feel Rob Ryan did more with the defense than Garrett did with the offense. Go Cowboys!

scolclass
scolclass

If he don't hire a successful offensive coordinator, we cowboys fans can plan on another mediocre year.  Better yet would be a new head coach.

Dustin1671
Dustin1671

If he was ever honest about what's important to him Jerry would admit that the Cowboys being worth $2.1 Billion is all he's really concerned about. They rest is all just a big dog and pony show to fill that giant shopping mall of a football stadium. Why else would he hire a new play caller when he needs to fire the GM?!?!  Until Cowboy's fans stop buying into the endless hype about being a super contender every preseason and stop spending $ @Jerry world he has no real incentive to give them a better on field product. He's an oil man through and through. If they cowboys fans keep spending he will pump that well until he runs it dry.

David134
David134

Gerry doesn't get it.  HE'S the problem.

larrybradford
larrybradford

I'm beginning to think that Garrett forgets who he works for. Keep pushing Jason, and you too could be out the door....

jetdoc1
jetdoc1

 @relong They're really NOT as talented as you lead us to believe.  They're talented as is EVERY team in the NFL, just NOT as talented as you believe they are.  But YOU admitted that you're a HOMER, so I won't fault you for your ill conceived notions about the C-boys. ;)