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.
The Cowboys lost a longtime member of their family Friday evening with the passing of Jim Garrett, who spent more than 16 years in the team’s scouting department.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) February 10, 2018
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.
This was the original scouting report for @TroyAikman, written by Jim Garrett, father of #DallasCowboys head coach Jason Garrett. He passed away tonight at the age of 87. #RIP pic.twitter.com/MECtenvmAP
— Edward Egros (@EdwardEgrosFox4) February 10, 2018
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.
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) February 10, 2018
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.
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