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This is Jason Garrett’s eighth season as head coach of the Cowboys. Here are some important facts about his tenure.

Something doesn’t make sense.

After the Houston Texans handed the Cowboys a brutal 19-16 loss in overtime in Week 5 of the NFL season, fans and media members were calling for owner Jerry Jones to fire Jason Garrett.

BetDSI.com then gave Garrett, whose contract is up after this season, the best odds among NFL coaches to be fired first.

The team mauled the the Jacksonville Jaguars 40-7 after that Sunday night debacle, but Garrett’s firing odds remained unchanged.



Garrett’s odds also remained unchanged after the Cowboys fell to Redskins 20-17 on the road this past Sunday.

Now, BetDSI.com has revealed which individual has the best odds of coaching the Dallas Cowboys for the team’s 2019 season opener.

And boy, the list is a doozy.

  • Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator, New England Patriots +250

  • Sean Payton, head coach, New Orleans Saints +300

  • John DeFilippo, offensive coordinator, Minnesota Vikings +500

  • Jason Garrett, head coach, Dallas Cowboys +600

  • George Edwards, defensive coordinator, Minnesota Vikings +1000

  • Dave Toub, assistant coach, Kansas City Chiefs +1500

  • Jim Harbaugh, head coach, University of Michigan +2000

  • Ken Norton Jr., defensive coordinator, Seattle Seahawks +2000

  • Kris Richard, defensive backs coach, Dallas Cowboys +2000

  • Jeff Brohm, head coach, Purdue +2000

  • Dan Campbell, tight ends coach, New Orleans Saints +2000

  • Matt LaFleur, offensive coordinator, Tennessee Titans +2000

  • Jim Bob Cooter, offensive coordinator, Detroit Lions +2000

  • Chris Petersen, head coach, University of Washington +2500

  • David Shaw, head coach, Stanford Univeristy +2500

  • Lincoln Riley, head coach, University of Oklahoma +2500

  • Pete Carmichael, offensive coordinator, New Orleans Saints +2500

  • Tom Herman, head coach, Unviersity of Texas +3000

  • Urban Meyer, head coach, Ohio State University +3000

  • Mike Munchak, offensive line coach, Pittsburgh Steelers +3000

  • Bruce Arians, former head coach, Arizona Cardinals (2013-2017) +3000

  • Jim Schwartz, defensive coordinator, Philadelphia Eagles +3000

  • Leslie Frazier, defensive coordinator, Buffalo Bills +3000

  • Gus Bradley, defensive coordinator, Los Angeles Chargers +3000

  • James Bettcher, defensive coordinator, New York Giants +3000

The remaining candidates all have +4000 odds or worse. You can see the full list, which contains 23 other names, at BetDSI.com.

In terms of in-house candidates, Garrett has the fourth-best odds of filling the role he currently owns at +600. Defensive backs coach Khris Richard is tied for the seventh-best odds with a long list of candidates at +2000.

Patriots offensive coordinator ranks first at +250. McDaniels reneged on a verbal commitment to coach the Indianapolis Colts in favor of returning to New England this past offseason.

He also was the Denver Broncos head coach for the 2009 and most of the 2010 season.

Saints head coach Sean Payton has the second-best odds to be the Cowboys’ head coach next season at +300. There’s been rumors that other teams have flirted with Payton, but he did sign a five-year contract extension reportedly worth north of $40 million in March of 2016.

Vikings offensive coordinator has the third-higest odds of landing the Cowboys head coaching gig next season at +600. He has just two seasons of experience in that role and this is his first year in Minnesota.

But, he is rumored to be a hot name due to his scheme and ability to work with quarterbacks, including Carson Wentz and Nick Foles of the Eagles, as well as Kirk Cousins of the Vikings.

Many in the region and even nationally speculated that Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley would be at or near the top of this list. But he is only tied for the eighth-best odds with a number of coaches at +2500.

Last Tuesday, Jeff Sullivan of DallasCowboys.com said sources told him that the organization is considering offering Garrett an extension.

That also made many fans upset. Although, Jerry Jones did deny the report during his radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan.

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