The Dallas Cowboys are 2-1 and since Jason Garrett has taken over three weeks ago. But this isn’t why I think he will end up being the new Head Coach. There has been an overall change in the environment. Not to mention, that on Thursday even when all hope looked loss down 17, the Cowboys found a way to bring it back and make a game out of it. This is what Jerry Jones has been asking for all season, his team to just play hard. Does this mean that a losing streak will be tolerated? No, but there are a lot of signs that may be showing the way Jerry is leaning with his descision regarding the coaching situation.
Since Jason Garrett took over this team, Jerry has not been seen down on the sidelines during the game. Does this really mean a lot? To a Cowboys fan, yes it does. It means that Jerry for the first time since the days of Jimmy Jhonson, Jerry is keeping his nose out of the team. Does that mean that if he becomes head coach this will last? probably not, Jerry is like a spoiled kid, he will let you play with his toys for a little while, but in the end, he has to controll everything. But at this point, Jerry seems happy with the change and the team seems to be responding better.
While the list of potential candidates is about 5 deep right now, the only thing that would keep a Super Bowl winning head coach from coming to Dallas is the fact that Jerry will not relenquish full controll. Jerry is willing to do it right now to let Garrett make his mark on the team and set his rules in the locker room. But once garrett is the full time Head Coach, that will slowly start to change. Jerry has a lot of respect for Garrett and has wanted him to be the head coach for a while now. But Jerry will not be able to survive without endless power of this football team. Cowboys fans just need to hope that Garrett can maintain enough controll in the next few seasons to be able to make a playoff run and possibly get a ring before all hope is lost.
Jason Garrett is a good coach, with no head coaching experience, but the team has responded and has been a good change for this franchise. The Cowboys may be lucky with this guy becoming the head coach and be able to catch lightning in a bottle. But this choice will be unpopular with majority of the fan base, especially with names like Cowher,Dungy, and Gruden still sitting out there unemployed. Does that mean the Cowboys have a chance at them? No, but most fans want the big time hire that gives them some hope. I have news for you, if you have watched the last three games, there is the hope you want, and the improvment you have been begging for. Let’s give “ol red” the benefit of the doubt and support his hire. Who knows, maybe he has what it takes to keep Jerry quiet and will run this team the way it is supposed to be. Only Cowboys fans can hope.