Jason Garrett Named Full-Time Head Coach for Dallas Cowboys
Michael Lombardi of NFL Network is reporting the Cowboys have hired Jason Garrett as the full-time head coach in Dallas. The move comes shockingly early, especially because it appeared Jerry Jones had yet to interview a minority candidate for the position. The NFL’s Rooney Rule states teams must interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching vacancies, even in the situation of an interim head coach taking over full-time duties.
Wide receivers coach Ray Sherman was the likely candidate to fill that role for Dallas, although no past interview was made known to the media. It’s unlikely Jones would have signed Garrett without complying with the rule, however.
I recently wrote a piece for USA Today detailing why Garrett could be the right man for the job. I will have more in the coming days on this decision and how it affects the 2011 Dallas Cowboys.