Cowboys Trying to Keep Garrett

The Dallas Cowboys are trying to keep Jason Garrett as their offensive coordinator.

Garrett is in Baltimore and might accept an offer today to become the Ravens' head coach. But, according to a source familiar with the deliberations, the Cowboys have told Garrett that they will match the financial terms of any head coaching contract offer that Garrett receives elsewhere to retain him as their offensive coordinator.

It's thought that Garrett is likely to accept the Ravens' offer but if he doesn't, he could go from Baltimore to Atlanta for a second interview for the Falcons' head coaching job.

By Mark Maske |  January 15, 2008; 2:32 PM ET  | Category:  Cowboys , Falcons , Ravens
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I would be very happy if Garrett ends up in Baltimore. Anywhere but Dallas. Phillips is a doofus and doesn't win big games late in the season. Losing Garrett would be a big blow to the Boyz, thus a big win for the Skins.

Posted by: PSD Skins Fan | January 15, 2008 3:45 PM

How 'bout dem Cowboys!

Posted by: Anonymous | January 15, 2008 3:52 PM

I think all of the Negitive comments about the team in general are all useless. Wade is just what this team needs & Garrett is a great coach aswell. We need them both. I think the Cowboys are smart to match any offer to keep him, but I also think it is too soon for him to be a head coach. Jason, we love you man!

Posted by: Dallas Native | January 15, 2008 4:14 PM

PSD You are just JEALOUS because the Cowboys will be playing in the NFC Championship Game after crushing a no account Eli Manning and the Giants at Texas Stadium......NOT!!!! Dallas chokes at home and TO cries about it. It, almost, makes up for the egg we laid in Seattle. HATE THE COWGIRLS!!!!

Posted by: T | January 15, 2008 4:18 PM

If Garrett is smart, he will get the heck out of Dallas. Anybody in their right mind knows that "Golly Shucks" Wade can't lead a team to the next level. Who knows, maybe we've even seen the peak of Romo as well and he will begin to fade as all of the rest of the "Next Montanas" or "Next Aikmans" do. The guy didn't look very poised at the end of the Giants game when they still had a chance to win. Anyway, as a Skins fan, you gotta love to see the dismantlement of the Boys coaching staff before February.

"Sniffle, Sniffle, you can't blame him...that's my quarterback...sniffle, sniffle" - T.O.

Posted by: Joker | January 15, 2008 4:39 PM

Wade Phillips is an excellent head coach. Jason Garrett is an excellent offensive coach. At this stage in his career Jason should remain with the Cowboys as such for another 2-3 years and when Phillips retires he can take over what he has helped developed. He has no business walking into the "pressure cooker" that most of these open positions represent. He is far better off dealing with the "devil he knows rather than the devil he doesn't."

Posted by: racing56 | January 15, 2008 4:45 PM

Ugh, that game almost made me cry as well :'(.

Posted by: Shelok | January 15, 2008 5:21 PM

Garrett would be a fool to take the losing Ravens job.No offense and defense getting old.Just another loser.

Posted by: fredneck | January 15, 2008 5:36 PM

My momma dated Don Meridith's brother and I got to meet Don when I was 14 years old. the Cowboys were every boys hero when I was growing up. They were America's team. Then came Jerry Jones and Pepsi and nookey instead of Nike and Coke. Parcells left because he could not coach with Jerry Jones and neither can anybody else. Strong quiet determined leadership is what any championship team needs. Dallas is all talk and no git-er-done. Watch for Dallas in the tabloids not in SI.

Posted by: JON | January 15, 2008 6:11 PM

Why would Garrett want to remain with Dallas when Jones has indicated that Phillips is coming back as the HC? As with Williams in Washington, why wait 3-4 years if you don't have to? Baltimore has a first class personnel department and a hands-off owner.

Posted by: Roy Hobbs | January 15, 2008 6:12 PM

Jason go to Baltimore, pleaase!

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | January 15, 2008 8:13 PM

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