by Ryan Wilson
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Last offseason, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid offensive coordinator Jason Garrett roughly $3 million to hang around Dallas instead of taking a head coaching gig. Presumably, the plan was to have Garrett replace Wade Phillips at some point in the near future. This is what happens when a team wins 13 games and the offense leads the conference in scoring.
Unfortunately, the 2008 season was marred by injuries, alleged Valley Ranch dissension and, of course, Ed Werder. The Cowboys stumbled to nine wins, missed the playoffs, the Garrett's star, along with the offense, faded down the stretch.
And now the organization might be willing to let Garrett, the guy Jones worked so hard to keep last spring, leave to take the head job elsewhere. Which says as much about Garrett as it does about Phillips and various "guess who'll be running the team in '10?" rumors.
Can Jason Garrett, Sam Bradford Save Lions From Themselves? originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Fri, 09 Jan 2009 08:50:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.