It's no surprise to anybody, but all the signs point to Jason Garrett having the interim removed from his title and officially becoming the Dallas Cowboys head coach. Jerry Jones let us know today that a news conference is going to happen tomorrow (Wednesday). If it's happening that fast, immediately after the Ray Sherman interview to satisfy the Rooney Rule, it has to be Garrett. There's really no alternative.
Jerry's words seal the deal:
"I'm really pleased with how this has turned out, frankly, relative to these last eight ball games. I'm proud we've had the success we've had. It's better than it could have been," said Jones on The Fan. "I think we'll have a lot of this done by the afternoon. We probably won't really be ready to talk about this until tomorrow."
He's very pleased with the last eight games, he's basically not interviewing anybody but Sherman as a formality; welcome to the head coaching position of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett.
There's also news on a possible new offensive coordinator...
Reports are also out there that the Cowboys are interested in Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst as the new Cowboys offensive coordinator. Hiring, or interviewing staff, is just another piece of evidnece that Garrett will be the guy.
A source inside the University of Wisconsin athletic department said prior to the Rose Bowl that the Dallas Cowboys loomed as a bigger threat to hire away Badgers offensive coordinator Paul Chryst than the Texas Longhorns.
When Garrett became the Cowboys offensive coordinator in 2007, he tried to hire Chryst as quarterbacks coach. The two worked together when Chryst was an assistant coach and Garrett was the quarterback for the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football in 1991 and ’92.
They have remained friends and stayed in contact ever since. It has been widely speculated Garrett would have interest in hiring Chryst as offensive coordinator.
I also like the idea of Garrett not doing both jobs (head coach and offensive coordinator). He needs to concentrate on the bigger picture, and Garrett and Chryst are no strangers. The two coaches also share a common mentor, Norv Turner. It's all in the same offensive coaching tree, all know the same offense.