The Dallas Cowboys sit at a pedestrian 6-5 through 11 games, a record that looks much worse when you consider that they haven't beaten any legitimate contenders and have gotten fat on genuine tankers.
Well, NFL insider Ian Rapoport came out on Thursday to assert that Garrett will be axed if Dallas fails to make a deep run in the playoffs this year.
Essentially, Rapoport is saying the Cowboys' braintrust is asking Garrett to do something he's never done in his 10 years (!) at the helm. During that decade, Garrett has mustered just two playoff wins.
What evidence is there to suggest that that narrative will change this season? Unfortunately for Garrett, there is none, as Dallas' only dubs have come against the Giants (twice), Redskins, Eagles, Dolphins and Lions.
The only coaches with longer stints at their current organizations are Bill Belichick, Sean Payton, Mike Tomlin, and John Harbaugh, all of whom have won at least one Super Bowl.
To say discussions about Garrett's future are long overdue would be a colossal understatement. The time is now for him to prove he should return next season.