Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett's job security has been the talk of the past week. After a demoralizing loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving, the Cowboys had the perfect chance to bounce back against the Chicago Bears.
Instead, Garrett's decisions at Soldier Field and the days leading up to the game have put the Cowboys in the hole. Owner Jerry Jones continued to preach patience with Garrett, but these four instances are fireable offenses.
4. Keeping Brett Maher
Brett Maher's struggles throughout the season have been no secret. Prior to Week 14, Maher made only 4-of-12 field goal attempts of 40-yards or more. The Cowboys brought in three kickers for a tryout, but ultimately kept Maher. Jason Garrett was rewarded with Maher missing a 42-yard attempt that went wide right. Not a wise decision for Garrett to put Maher on the field, whose confidence is obviously shot.
3. Not Signing a RB off Practice Squad With Pollard Hurt
Yes, Ezekiel Elliott is a sure thing at the running back position, but you still need some depth at the position on game day. With rookie Tony Pollard ruled out for Thursday's game due to an ankle injury, the Cowboys had the opportunity to sign either Mike Weber or Jordan Chunn off their practice squad. Garrett opted against this, and instead went with fullback Jamize Olawale as Elliott's lone backup. With Elliott seeing extended touches, that's only going to leave the star rusher banged up down the line.
2. Never Adjusting In-Game
If there's one thing the Dallas Cowboys do well under Jason Garrett, it's scoring early. However, it's what they do afterwards, or lack thereof, that costs them. Garrett provides no in-game adjustments, which in turn, allowed the Bears defense to read the plays before the ball is even snapped. The same can be said for the defense, which was systematically picked apart by Mitchell Trubisky, something no one saw coming. The reason? Lack of adjustments in play-calling.
1. Creating Dysfunction on Sidelines
Look at what Jason Garrett has done to the once confident Dallas Cowboys. The once-tame Jason Witten is losing his cool on the coaching staff. It didn't end there. Players were yelling at each other. Coaches were demanding respect. This is what happens when you get taken to school by the Bears, who looked like a team that was dead to rights just a couple of weeks ago. Firing Garrett could help remedy this toxic situation.