Cow­boys lose, 30-22: Fire Garrett. says Ter­rell Owens

The Welland Tribune - - Sports - CINDY BOREN

Dal­las Cow­boys owner Jerry Jones may be mulling a con­tract ex­ten­sion for coach Ja­son Garrett, but one for­mer player made it per­fectly clear: If it were his call, he’d fire “that sap­sucker.”

Ter­rell Owens tweeted his dis­plea­sure with Garrett after the Cow­boys’ lost, 30-22, to the Los An­ge­les Rams in a Na­tional Foot­ball League NFC di­vi­sional play­off game Satur­day.

“Hey @re­al­jer­ryjones! Bout time for a coach­ing change don’tcha think?! 2 play­off wins in 10 years!! Garrett isn’t the an­swer & NEVER will be! Way to com­pete guys!! #re­altalk”

Owens played for the Cow­boys when Garrett was the of­fen­sive co-or­di­na­tor in 2007 and ’08 and in May he said it was “mind­bog­gling” that Garrett con­tin­ued to be the coach.

“At the end of the day, how can you keep al­low­ing the play­ers to be the scape­goat for what’s not hap­pen­ing, es­pe­cially when you have a head coach that’s sup­posed to be of­fen­sive-minded?” he said.

“They’re sup­posed to di­rect and lead the team to where it hasn’t got­ten in a num­ber of years, and they’ve pretty much been in a stand­still un­der coach Ja­son Garrett.”

Owens was cut in 2009, a move that he said “blind­sided” him, and he ac­knowl­edged in a re­ply to one Twit­ter user that his feel­ings re­main bruised.

“Yeh, maybe a lit­tle,” he wrote. “That sap­sucker got rid of me & had Jerry think­ing I was the prob­lem. So what has he re­ally ac­com­plished since I left?!! *jeop­ardy tune*”

Over­all, Garrett is 79-62 as the Cow­boys’ head coach, a po­si­tion he has held since ’11, fol­low­ing an eight-game in­terim stint in ’10.

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