According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer and ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys have officially informed Jason Garret, he will not return as the team’s head coach.
On Thursday, reports began surfacing about how the team did not plan to bring him back.
In the past few days, Dallas has already interviewed other candidates, including former Packers coach Mike McCarthy and former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.
Garrett finishes his time in Dallas has the 2nd longest-tenured head coach, following only Tom Landry.
A statement has been released and is shown below:
“We are extremely grateful to Jason Garrett for his more than 20 years of service to the Dallas Cowboys as a player, assistant coach and head coach,” said Cowboys Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones.
“His level of commitment, character and dedication to this organization has been outstanding at every stage of his career. In his nine full years as a head coach, he guided our team to three division championships while also having them in position to play for the NFC East title in the last game of the year in four other seasons. His tenure of leadership will be characterized by his ability to produce teams that always played with great effort, emotion and passion, and he represented our organization with great pride, loyalty and respect.”
“Jason Garrett’s legacy with the Dallas Cowboys will always be that of someone who strived for greatness every day that he walked through the door, and as someone who instilled the virtues of enthusiasm, hard work and appreciation for the profession in all of the men who played with him and for him.”
“He is, and always will remain, a cherished member of the Dallas Cowboys family, and his contributions to the organization are greatly appreciated.”