The much-anticipated wait is over. The Dallas Cowboys have officially said their goodbye to Jason Garrett.
With the turn of a new decade comes the beginning of a new era inside The Star.
Fox Reporter Jay Glazer officially reported Sunday the team officially informed Jason Garrett they will be moving in a different direction following his fourth 8-8 season in his 9.5-year tenure with the team.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Glazer’s report shortly after.
The official announcement concludes a week filled with confusion for many fans and analysts surrounding the team. Earlier this week, ESPN first reported Garrett and the team parted ways, which was later picked up by various media platforms throughout the week.
The initial report was welcomed by an onslaught of opposing reports that stated the team had not officially made a decision on Garrett’s future with the organization.
Further reports leaked that Garrett was lobbying to remain the head coach of the team after two scheduled meetings with the Joneses.
However, a week removed from one of the team’s more disappointing seasons, Garrett was finally informed the team’s plans would not involve him.
Dallas had a chance to clinch their fourth divisional title under Garrett in their week 16 battle against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The injury-riddled Eagles outlasted Dallas 17-9 before punching their playoff ticket in week 17 with a win over the New York Giants.
During Garrett’s time with Dallas, he amassed an 85-67 record, which included three straight 8-8 seasons (2011-13) and a pair of playoff wins in 2014 and 2018.
Garrett helped lead his team to three divisional titles and was named the NFL’s coach of the year in 2016 after Dallas went 13-3 behind fourth-round rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.
The 14-year pro coach spent 3.5 years as the offensive coordinator with the Cowboys under Wade Phillips before being promoted to head coach in 2010 following the team’s 1-7 start.
The team has been linked to former head coaches Mike McCarthy, Leslie Frazier, and Marvin Lewis. McCarthy and Lewis have reportedly already met with the team.
Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley has also been among the household names the team has reportedly looked into.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2020
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