Terrell Owens: 'It Doesn't Make Sense for Jason Garrett to Still Have His Job'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2018

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, left, and wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Jason Garrett has been the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for seven-plus seasons and has yet to take the franchise past the divisional round in the playoffs.

Knowing that, former Cowboys star Terrell Owens doesn't understand how the coach still has his job.

"I have no idea," Owens said on 105.3 The Fan's K&C Masterpiece (h/t SportsDay) on Wednesday. "You know what's really tough? When you really look at it, it doesn't make sense for Jason Garrett to continue to have his job. [The organization is] not really expanding or progressing even as a team under his coaching tenure there."

Garrett has compiled a 67-53 record in Dallas, reaching the postseason twice. He has a 1-2 playoff record, beating the Detroit Lions in the first round in 2014. 

Despite the lack of postseason success, owner Jerry Jones has stuck by Garrett, leaving Owens wondering why:

"At the end of the day, how can you keep allowing the players to be the scapegoat for what's not happening, especially when you have a head coach that's supposed to be offensive-minded? They're supposed to direct and lead the team to where it hasn't gotten in a number of years, and they've pretty much been in a standstill under coach Jason Garrett."

To the coach's credit, he's only had one losing season.

Owens, of course, played three years for the Cowboys. From 2006 to 2008, the Hall of Famer caught 235 passes for 3,587 yards and 38 touchdowns. The team made the playoffs in two out of the three seasons. Garrett was the offensive coordinator during the wideout's final two years in Dallas.

Owens went on to say it is "mind-boggling" that Garrett has not been fired, citing the Toronto Raptors' decision to relieve NBA Coach of the Year nominee Dwane Casey of his duties following repeated postseason failures:

"Let's bring up basketball for a minute. Here you have Dwane Casey of the Toronto Raptors. This guy was voted unanimously coach of the year, has taken Toronto to the playoffs, had three straight years of 50-plus wins and then they don't make it beyond what the expectations are within that organization and he gets fired. And then you have Jason Garrett who has no accomplishments not even close to that and he continues to still have a job." 

Both Casey and Garrett have piled up regular-season wins, but neither led their team to the promised land.

This is not the first time Owens has called out his ex-coordinator:

As long as Garrett remains in Dallas, expect the six-time Pro Bowler to be critical of his former team.

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