There’s an old cliche that says if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett won’t stop digging. In fact, right now, he’s bringing in a backhoe. Garrett opened the season coaching for his job and, unless he has some compromising photos of Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, that ship has sailed.
In three of the last four weeks, Garrett and his staff have been out-prepared and outcoached by Bill O’Brien, Jay Gruden and last Sunday, Mike Vrabel. It’s a murderers’ row of guys who should be managing Pep Boys franchises and not coaching football. Of course, the real problem in Dallas starts at the top.
Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman summed it up this week.
“Go through the list (of current Cowboys coaches) and this team, over a long period of time, has been what it’s been,” Aikman told a radio station. “… I’d say there has to be a complete overhaul of the entire organization. You can’t simply replace head coaches and say, ‘Now it’s going to be better.’ No, it’s been shown that it’s not better. And you have to address how everything is being done.”
Just because the Cowboys are a complete dumpster fire doesn’t mean it can’t be an opportunity for you to pocket some cash. DSI Sportsbook has released some solid futures odds based on the current sorry state of the Dallas franchise and a couple of these are easy money. Take a look.
Will Jason Garrett be the head coach of the Cowboys in Week 1 of the 2019 regular season?
Minus-600 isn’t a good payout, but when you’re talking guaranteed money, you take what you can get. There’s no question, just from public pressure and criticism alone, Jerry Jones is going to can Garrett this calendar year. The only real question is if he’ll do it before the final game of the season.
Dallas is not a Super Bowl team, but they certainly have a playoff caliber roster and in the current state of the NFC East, there’s just no excuse for them to be this bad. Coaching the Cowboys is a good job if you can put up with Jones and it’s not like he’s cheap. He’s just a problem the new head coach will have to deal with.
You know why Jason Garrett was able to get by? Tony Romo. You know why Dak Prescott had such an amazing rookie year? Tony Romo. It wasn’t just Garrett in his helmet, he had Romo in their too. And Romo made it work.
Get an offensive minded coach Dallas. Cough cough Coach Romo. pic.twitter.com/rhtlCTLNKQ
— Mike Ortiz Jr. (@OrtizDYST) November 7, 2018
Speaking of Jones…
Will Jerry Jones be the General Manager of the Cowboys in Week 1 of the 2019 regular season?
How much self awareness would it take for Jones to recognize he’s part of the problem? This is a guy that couldn’t talk himself out of getting a facelift that made him look like he stuck his mug outside the window of a Space-X rocket at take off.
Jerry Jones on his march to the locker room. Looking pleased. pic.twitter.com/rYUilqIyec
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) November 6, 2018
There is only one person on planet Earth that Jones would hand the reins over to and that’s Bill Belichick. That’s not a possibility. If Belichick doesn’t retire at the end of the season, he’ll just stay in New England. Belichick isn’t Bill Parcells. He doesn’t get bored. He is not a man hampered by our human need of distractions or emotions.
Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback in Week 1 of the 2019 regular season?
Dak Prescott -500
Eli Manning +250
Nick Foles +350
Colt McCoy +750
Teddy Bridgewater +1000
Tyrod Taylor +2000
Mike Glennon +2000
Brock Osweiler +3000
Ryan Fitzpatrick +5000
Jameis Winston +5000
Robert Griffin III +10000
Field (any other player) +300
Here, there’s no need to overthink it. Prescott isn’t having a good year, but no Cowboys offensive player is. A new coach coming in should see Prescott’s presence on the team with a very low rookie contract as a blessing and be willing to build around him. The key will all come down to who Jones wants to hire and, more importantly, who wants to work with Jerry Jones.
"Dak is the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. He’s young, and he’s going to get extended.” -Jerry Jones
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 6, 2018
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