Dallas Cowboys Sign Jason Garrett to 5 Year Contract
It was not a very well kept secret, but the Dallas Cowboys made it official today, signing head coach, Jason Garrett, to a new contract.
The deal is worth 30 million dollars, and will keep Garrett as head coach in Dallas for another 5 years. In addition, the Cowboys also signed defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and Scott Linehan, who will be the offensive coordinator. Linehan will replace Bill Calahan, who will now move on to the Washington Redskins.
After going 8-8 the past 3 years, Garrett led the Cowboys to a 12-4 record in 2014. The Cowboys won the NFC East title, but fell two games short of going to the Super Bowl after a heartbreaking loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round.
“I like to think that we’re building something. There’s no question that you do start all over again,” Garrett said. “But whatever the makeup of our team is going to be when we reassemble in the spring is going to be different than it is right now. The 2014 Dallas Cowboys are a unique entity. But I’d like to think that when we get together we’re going to have these cornerstone pieces and we’re going to have these experiences that we’ve had together that we can build on and we can benefit from.” (via Dallas Cowboys)
The new deal will net Garrett 6 million dollars per season to make him one of the top 10 highest paid head coaches in the NFL.
Cowboys fans, do you like this move, or would you rather see someone else as head coach?