Report: Jones Will Fire Garrett If Cowboys Don’t Win NFC East
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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — The Dallas Cowboys have a lot riding on Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
Although Washington has long been eliminated from postseason contention, they can deal a significant blow to Dallas’ playoff chances and perhaps cripple the future of Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.
Despite having publicly stated Garrett would return as head coach in 2014, Jones is expected to fire him as well as others on the coaching staff unless the Cowboys win the NFC East and make the playoffs according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.
Per Werder, Jones does not want to fire Garrett, but wants a head coach that can make the playoffs. Dallas has not qualified for the postseason with Garrett at the helm.
A Dallas victory on Sunday would set up a winner-take-all showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles next week for the division crown.
Entering Sunday, the Cowboys (7-7) are 28-26 under Garrett in four seasons.