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Last Week: Hot
After Week 7: Hot
A nice effort in the second half against the 1-5 Carolina Panthers was enough to put the Cowboys at .500, but it was not nearly enough to take Jason Garrett off anyone’s Hot Seat in Dallas.
Garrett seems to be lacking certain leadership qualities and doesn’t appear suited to manage or control his highly paid athletes, who are fully equipped with high expectations and temperamental dispositions. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made it clear what the expectations are for the Cowboys this season, and, frankly, a 3-3 record just won’t cut it.
Garrett needs to string together a nice run of disciplined, dominant football, but in the meantime, there won’t be many changes to speak of in terms of his Hot Seat status—unless the change is his departure.
Jones summed up his thoughts after the Cowboys' 34-18 loss to the Bears on Monday night two weeks ago (h/t Tim MacMahon of ESPN): "I am sick about losing this game!"
At the moment, Garrett is the skipper of a sinking ship, and Jones will need to find someone to blame, considering he won't fire himself.
Garrett does deserve a great deal of responsibility for the poor play in Big D, and he may not make it to the end of the season. Perhaps it's time to leave the head-coaching duties to a guy who can stand up to Jones.