Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says Jason Garrett Shouldn't Be Fired

Jeffrey KahnCorrespondent IIDecember 26, 2013

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Not afraid to speak his mind, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said that Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett shouldn't be fired.

Cuban said before Thursday night's Mavericks game with the San Antonio Spurs that replacing a head coach is "the hardest thing in professional sports," as reported by Dwain Price of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram. "I think Jerry would be quite crazy to fire Jason Garrett -- not that he would. The hardest thing to do, and I've said this before, is hire a head coach."

There's been a lot of talk about whether or not Garrett will have a job next year. The Cowboys would miss the playoffs for the fourth year in a row if they lose to the Philadelphia Eagles in the last game of the season.

A source told ESPN's Ed Werder that Garrett would be fired if the team doesn't make the playoffs via Twitter:

But on the contrary, owner Jerry Jones addressed the issue telling 105.3 The Fan, a sports radio station in Dallas, that Garrett's job is not on the line. Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3's G-Bag Nation reported this via Twitter:

Maybe Jones is trying not create more of a distraction for the team as they prepare for the final game of the season on Sunday, but there are always distractions when it comes to the Cowboys. From one Dallas sports owner to another, Cuban hopes that Jones doesn't make the mistake of firing Garrett if the Cowboys do end up losing to the Eagles.

With a loss to the Eagles on Dec. 29, the Cowboys would finish the 2013 regular season with an 8-8 record. Garrett would have a regular-season record of 29-27 in just three seasons as head coach of the 'Boys.

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