How to find out when the Cowboys have a new head coach
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has been named the team’s new head football coach, and it’s a big step for the Cowboys.
Garrett is the first African-American coach to hold the job, and the most recent African-Americans to hold it.
Garrett was a graduate assistant under Bill Parcells in Philadelphia.
Garry is also the first coach to lead a franchise to three Super Bowl titles in the last four seasons.
He replaces Todd Bowles, who is stepping down after three seasons as the Cowboys head football manger.
The new hire also replaces Rex Ryan, who left for the Jets last week, and has been working with the offensive coordinator in New Orleans.
Gates, the former Chargers and Lions offensive coordinator, was fired by the Chargers on Monday after one season.
Gerald Herbert/Getty ImagesGarrett will take over a Cowboys offense that has been among the league’s worst since it was overhauled under the new system under the leadership of Todd Bowle.
The Cowboys have been one of the worst offenses in the league during Garrett’s tenure.
They have finished with a 30th-ranked offense in points per game (17.8), 30th in yards per game allowed (328.3) and 31st in points allowed per game.
In 2018, they had the NFL’s second-worst offensive line (third in sacks per game, 20th in quarterback hits per game and 26th in tackles per game), and they also had the worst rushing offense in the NFL (fourth).
Garrett’s team allowed the fifth-fewest points per attempt (17) and fourth-fewst-most sacks (16).
Gerald Thomas/Getty NewsThe Cowboys also rank 29th in rushing yards per attempt, 29th per game in yards gained per attempt and 30th per offensive snap.
Their quarterback rating (95.6) and passer rating allowed (85.7) were the lowest of any team in the NFC East.
Gears are not the only change to be expected from Garrett’s first year in charge.
The team’s first two-game winning streak of the season ended with a loss to the Jets on Sunday.
Garrett had to take a timeout before the game because of a concussion.
He was the first Cowboys head coaching hire since John Fox in 1996.
The last Cowboys coach to win a division title in consecutive years was Tom Landry in 2001.
The first-year head coach will not have to rely on special teams, but he will likely get to use his own special teams unit to help get the offense rolling.
The two-time Super Bowl winner was the defensive coordinator for the Dolphins in 2012 and 2013.
He coached the Dolphins to three AFC East titles and four playoff appearances.
The Dolphins finished last in the division in points and total yards allowed (329.3).
Garrison is also one of only two coaches in NFL history to have three head coaches in the same season (Dan Quinn in 2012, John Fox and Nick Saban in 2013).
Gerry Benton/Getty imagesGarrett replaces Jay Norvell, who retired last week after one year.
Norvell was hired by the Colts as a tight ends coach in 2016.
He guided the Colts to the AFC South title in 2018 and was a head coach for the first time with the Raiders in 2014.
He had the Raiders to three straight division titles from 2007-2013.
He will inherit a defense that allowed the fourth-most points per offensive play (24.2) and second-most yards per play (267.8) and the second-fewth-most touchdowns per game per game (.329).
The Cowboys rank 21st in passing yards allowed per offensive game (217.3), 19th in points against per game average (27.4) and 18th in scoring offense per game against (22.2).
They also rank 28th in sacks allowed per passing game (4.6).
The defense is also ranked 29th against the run.
The defense was expected to have an overhaul under Garrett after the team was 4-8 in 2017 and 6-10 the year before that.
They had to make some changes on offense, too.
They did not draft a quarterback in the first round (Brett Hundley in the sixth round) and finished 25th in passing efficiency (193.3, fourth-worst in the AFC).
Gates is the second coach in NFL History to be hired after the last one (Tom Landry).
Tom Flores was the general manager of the Colts from 1997 to 2004.