After eight years as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, it appears that Jason Garrett may finally be on the hot seat with owner Jerry Jones. Garrett has one year left on his contract and according to Ian Rapoport, Jones is unlikely to extend it.
Instead, Jones is demanding Garrett prove himself by putting together another playoff run. Speaking with ESPN on Wednesday, Jones said he thought they had a pretty successful record over the past few years, but he believed “it wasn’t enough.”
Cowboys fans have been critical of Garrett in recent years, questioning his leadership and play calling. Resident Cowboys homer Skip Bayless often refers to Garrett as ‘Coach Clap,’ a moniker that references his tendency to clap at his players, regardless of the quality of play.
The Cowboys only have four winning seasons under Garrett’s leadership, dating back to November of 2010 when he was first named interim head coach.
The Cowboys went 10-6 this season, winning their division but eventually losing in the playoffs to the Los Angeles Rams, who will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this Sunday.