Cowlishaw: Weak division keeping Jason Garrett employed

Cowlishaw: Weak division keeping Jason Garrett employed

Any other division in the NFL, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett would’ve been fired already, muses the Dallas Morning News’ Tom Cowlishaw.

With a 40-40 record in five seasons with Dallas, Garrett deserves neither to be let go or to be considered a top 5 coach, all in part due to the NFL East being the “the school zone of NFL divisions.”

“In the six seasons that Garrett has finished as the Cowboys head coach (he replaced Wade Phillips halfway through the 2010 season), no NFC East rival has won more than 10 games. But outside the division, 19 of the 28 teams have won 11 or more games in a season at some point during that stretch. Cleveland’s division rivals have won 11 or more games seven times in those six seasons. Same for Tampa Bay.

Such high degrees of difficulty lead to regular coaching changes.”  Read the rest >