Jason Garrett's Biggest Mistakes of 2012

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Jason Garrett's Biggest Mistakes of 2012
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Two full seasons into Jason Garrett's head coaching era, and the Dallas Cowboys have been decidedly average.

In his first complete campaign as head coach, Garrett led Dallas to an 8-8 record. The final loss came in Week 17 to the New York Giants with a playoff berth on the line.

In 2012, the story was much the same. Another 8-8 product and another disappointment with a playoff spot on the line.

The game was a microcosm of the season.

Tony Romo made a few too many mistakes, the defense started to show holes and the head coach couldn’t figure out a way to turn things around.

Garrett's job is likely safe thanks to a 5-3 push over the team's final eight games and the way he led Dallas through the Jerry Brown, Jr. tragedy.

But there were a number of mistakes made by Garrett throughout the year that added to the Cowboys' painfully short final result.

So, let's examine Garrett's biggest errors of the 2012 season.

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