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Jason Garrett’s Father, Former Dallas Cowboys Assistant, Passes Away

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Jason Garrett’s Father, Former Dallas Cowboys Assistant, Passes Away

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is mourning the loss of his father. Longtime Dallas Cowboys scout, Jim Garrett, passed away Friday evening, the team announced.

Dallas Cowboys Career:

Jim Garrett had a lengthy career as a scout and assistant in the NFL. He served on the Cowboys’ scouting staff for over 16 years. Garrett was a part of the Cowboys’ dynasty in the 1990s and was on staff for 4 of the team’s 5 Super Bowl champion teams.

As referenced in the picture above, courtesy of Edward Egros, Garrett famously wrote the original scouting report for the team on future Hall-of-Famer Troy Aikman. Aikman took to social media to share his condolences.

Jim Garrett was 87 years old. He leaves behind his wife, Jane, and 8 kids, who were at his bedside Friday evening when he passed. The unfortunate news serves as a reminder that there are bigger things than football. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Garrett family, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Staff writer covering the Dallas Cowboys | Broadcast journalism major who is crazy about sports. Dallas native who loves to talk sports and follow the action with fellow fans. Follow me on Twitter @wingate_jared

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