SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Looks like the Dallas Cowboys and coach Jason Garrett are parting ways.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that a source has told him that Garrett will not be part of the organization moving forward.
“Jerry Jones (team owner) and Stephen Jones (executive vice president) have moved obviously very slowly and with an abundance of care and respect for Jason Garrett with whom they have a long history as a backup quarterback, assistant coach and head coach for nearly a decade,” said Werder. “I’m told that phase has been completed and that as a result, Garrett is not part of the organization beyond his expiring contract.”
Garrett’s contract is set to expire on Jan. 14 and there had been speculation since early last year that he would be let go since the Cowboys opted not to offer him an extension. The Cowboys missed the playoffs this season and finished 8 and 8 .
Once the formal announcement is made, the Cowboys officially will begin the search for a new coach.
Fox Sports reports on four possible candidates for the job, starting with Baylor Coach Matt Rhule. The Bears were 1-11 when he took over and in three years, he took them to the Big 12 title game.
Fox Sports also suggests Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma, Mike McCarthy, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, and Jim Harbaugh of Michigan could be possible choices.