Sources indicate that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will consider firing head coach Jason Garrett and his entire coaching staff if they miss the playoffs again this year. According to ESPN on Dec. 23, Garrett himself said that he is not worrying out those rumors because he is only concerned with winning the Philadelphia Eagles game.
Things got tough for that goal when word came that Tony Romo has a herniated disk in his back, needs surgery and might miss the rest of the season. If that is true, Garrett will rely on Kyle Orton to win the game against the Eagles and lead the Cowboys into the playoffs.
Garrett has a lot on his mind, working with a staff that owner Jerry Jones basically built around him, and now he has to rely on these men to coach the best game of the season to stop the red hot Eagles, especially if Dallas heads in with their back up quarterback.
One thing that Garrett can take into account is that Dallas has lost two of the last three games to back up quarterbacks in Josh McCown and Matt Flynn. If those quarterbacks can play so well in place of the team's regular starters, there is no reason to think Kyle Orton can't.
Dallas also might get Sean Lee and Morris Claiborne back this week, giving their defense the healthiest look they have had all season, something they need to slow down this high octane Eagles defense. The last thing Garrett needs to do is watch over his shoulder.
Jason Garrett might be coaching his last game with the Dallas Cowboys, but according to the man himself, he is not worried about anything other than beating Philadelphia.