After another disappointing season, the ground underneath Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett appears increasingly insecure. "There's a lot of resolve here, but not a lot of patience," owner Jerry Jones said. "Jason senses that."
After previous indications that Garrett might be relieved of play-calling duties for 2013, Jones has reportedly decided it will be up to Garrett whether he does or doesn't:
"He could have very easily come back to me and say, ‘I'm going to call plays on game day,' or, ‘I'm going to let Bill call plays on game day and I'll be on the sideline vetoing or saying OK and let somebody else do the game planning. That's what's being worked out. Whatever he comes up with is the way we're going to go."
Garret's play calling came into sharp focus after a Week 8 loss to the New York Giants. With less than two minutes left to play, a first-down pass from Tony Romo to Jason Witten set Dallas up on 2nd and 1. Dallas threw the ball on the next three plays, and the series ended with a scrambling Romo throwing his fourth interception of the game.
It will almost certainly take a playoff appearance to secure Garrett's future in Dallas, something the Cowboys haven't seen since 2009. Garrett was appointed as head coach midway through the 2010 season and Dallas has a 21-19 record under his leadership.
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