It seems that if you're the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, you're perpetually on the hot seat. This season is no different, and even though the team has started 2-2, pundits are already suggesting that Jason Garrett might not last the season.
Garrett took over the position midseason in 2010 after Wade Phillips had lost control of his locker room, and the team started the season at 1-7. Garrett ultimately led the team to a 6-10 record, winning five of eight matches as the interim head coach, including a dominant performance at the Meadowlands.
In 2008 and 2009, the world was Garrett's oyster. Every team that is on the up and up now wanted to get the offensive coordinator's name on the dotted line. He received offers from Atlanta and Baltimore, and he was interviewed by Denver and St. Louis—even Detroit had some interest.
He decided to stay in Dallas and was at the time the highest-paid assistant coach in the league.
So, here we are at 2-2 and Garrett's record at 15-13 since he took over in November 2010 nearly two years ago.
There are still 12 games left to be played, and it is entirely too early to be calling for Garrett's head. Let's try to examine why.