Cleveland Browns: Potential head coach candidates no one is talking about

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 20: Head coach Dan Campbell of the Miami Dolphins stands on the field before playing the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 20: Head coach Dan Campbell of the Miami Dolphins stands on the field before playing the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 22: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the field before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 22: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the field before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Jason Garrett, soon to be former Cowboys coach

The Dallas Cowboys are heading into Week 17 looking like a defeated team. They’ve all soured on head coach Jason Garrett and the players seem uninterested in the game as they’re talking about the offseason.

They still have a slim shot at winning their division, but the coach is a lame duck and the players know it.

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So with that being the case, why should Jason Garrett be looked at? Simple, he knows how to help build a team.

The common belief is that Garrett is just a ‘puppet’ as Jerry Jones pulls the strings but that makes no sense. This team was trending in the wrong direction under Jones and while they never got over the hump, Garrett had them contending for several years.

Following three frustrating 8-8 seasons to start his career, Garrett ended up putting together four winning seasons in five years from 2014 through 2018. The only losing season he had in that stretch was 2015 when Tony Romo was out with a collarbone injury.

Overall, Garrett is 84-67 as a head coach and while his strategies at times are ultra-conservative, he could be the kind of guy to get this team to start working on the fundamentals.

Remember, it wasn’t always bad in Dallas. He had some decent seasons and perhaps a change of scenery will do him good.

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