Cowboys Keep Going Without Coach Jason Garrett

FRISCO, Texas, USA (AP) – Jason Garrett has stopped being the coach of the Dallas Cowboys after being out of the postseason with a team that did not meet expectations in a crucial campaign.

The Cowboys officially announced the decision on Sunday.

With 9.5 seasons, Garrett is the second coach who has been with the team the longest, only behind the 29 years that Tom Landry was with the franchise. Garrett took the reins of the Cowboys after Wade Phillips was fired in the middle of the 2010 campaign.

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The Cowboys registered an 8-8 record in the last year of Garrett's contract. It was the fourth time that Dallas ends a campaign with an 8-8 mark and is out of the playoffs with the 53-year-old coach. The Cowboys raised the preseason expectations with a 3-0 start before suffering eight losses in 12 games and losing control of their destiny for the playoffs.

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