Garrett Becomes the Dallas Cowboys Eighth Permanent Head Coach
As nearly everyone knows, Jason Garrett officially became the Cowboys’ permanent head coach on Thursday. Jerry Jones has apparently taken a few steps forward by announcing that Garrett has control over the hiring and firing of personnel. Jerry also said today that he would not put a player on the roster without first seeking approval from Garrett. Two good signs.
Then Garrett went and ruined the whole moving-forward sentiment by indicating he wants to return the team to its glory days of the 1990s.
Along with Tom Landry, Garrett is the second coach in team history who played professionally. He is the third coach to hail from the northeast; the other five coaches were raised in the south. Garrett is also among six coaches with prior experience as an NFL assistant.
Here’s a table showing a few of the facts about the eight head coaches. Garrett’s record includes his performance as an interim this year.
|Place of Origin||Texas||Texas||Arkansas||Georgia||Connecticut||New Jersey||Texas||Pennsylvania|
|College||Texas||Arkansas||Arkansas||Florida||Cent. Conn. St.||Wichita State||Houston||Princeton|
|Prior Experience, College Head Coach||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Nat’l Championship, College Coach||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Prior Experience, Assistant||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Super Bowl/NFL Titles as Assistant||1||0||0||0||3||0||0||0|
|Prior Experience, Head Coach||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Super Bowl Titles as Head Coach||2||2||1||0||0||2||0||0|
|Head Coaching Record in Dallas||250-162-6||44-36||40-24||18-14||15-33||34-30||34-22||5-3|
|Overall Head Coaching Record||250-162-6||80-64||40-24||22-26||15-33||172-130-1||82-61||5-3|