With five coaches already fired in 2013, the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night place head coach Jason Garrett right on the hot seat. However, Yahoo Sports reported on Dec. 30 that owner Jerry Jones said he still supports Jason Garrett as his head coach.
While Garrett might be safe in his position, his assistant coaching staff might not be so safe. With veteran coaches on the defensive side of the ball, Dallas became one of the worst defensive reams in the NFL. Even with Bill Callahan calling the plays, the offense remained uninspired to do anything but throw the ball all over the field.
It is almost assured that there will be men fired, it just looks like Garrett will not be one of them.
Over the last three seasons under Garrett's leadership, Dallas has entered the final game of the NFL season one win from the playoffs and, all three years, they lost. In his tenure as the Dallas Cowboys head coach, Garrett has a record of 29-27 but his teams have lost when it counted the most.
According to Jay Glazer, he has been told that defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be fired. Kiffin, 74, was once a defensive wizard but his defense in Dallas, while riddled with injuries, was ineffective at stopping anybody. While the season started with a problem stopping the pass, the final half of the season saw Dallas unable to stop running backs as well.
If Jerry Jones fires Monte Kiffin, it will mark the second year in a row the Dallas Cowboys will fire their defensive coordinator. Rob Ryan was fired last season and ended up in New Orleans, where his Saints have one of the league's better defenses and are in the playoffs.