It has been a rough ride since just before Thanksgiving for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas has lost four of their last five games and let control of the NFC East slip on through. They now need help from the New York Giants just to have a chance for postseason play.
When you try to figure out exactly what went wrong it seems like all questions ultimately end up pointing towards the top which would mean the head coach. It’s for this reason, among many others, that Jason Garrett is not expected to return to his post in 2020.
This is about more than Jason Garrett, though. Don’t get me wrong, the Cowboys need to move on, but there is clearly a lot wrong with an organization that boasts this much talent. Jerry Jones wanted to find out what is, in fact, the issue and according to NFL Network he decided to ask key players from the team this past week in order to try and solve the mystery.
The @NFLGameDay Notebook with @MikeGarafolo: How much should we expect from #Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, #Giants coach Pat Shurmur likely out, the #Vikings, #Texans and #Bills are resting starters, and #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will take his players' temperature on a new coach. pic.twitter.com/cMvi685IYN— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2019
Obviously it’s unknown what players said to Jerry, but typically when a team experiences radical change over the offseason word trickles out. If the Cowboys season does end on Sunday, it’s not impossible for whispers to start as soon as next week.
Hopefully Jerry listened hard to what his players had to say so that things can be corrected entering 2020.