Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo extolled his coach, Jason Garrett, as one of the best coaches in the league who no one talks about.
The Dallas Cowboys are champions of the NFC East after a dominant 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16 of the NFL season. Largely written off as another squad bound for the middle of the heap, the Cowboys prevailed atop their division thanks to a league-best running game, an efficient passing game with big-play potential, and a defense that well surpassed preseason expectations.
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If you ask quarterback Tony Romo, that leap is largely due to the coaching.
“Jason is the best head coach in the league that no one talks about,” Romo said, per ESPN. “I mean, he’s really gifted at his ability to communicate to his players. He’s got a great mind for the game of football … One of the best things Jerry has done was just stand by him and let his system, his mantra, his philosophy play itself out.”
There was plenty of outside pressure for the Cowboys to fold up shop and re-tool the roster and coaching staff to pull itself out of the mediocre string of 8-8 seasons one way or another, but owner Jerry Jones stood firm with Garrett and the 2014 season is his reward.
Romo concluded of Garrett, “He’s as good of a coach as I’ve ever been around. He’s special.”
The Cowboys have plenty to play for in Week 17, despite having the division clinched. They share an 11-4 record with four other teams atop the NFC. Home field advantage and first round byes are all up for grabs as the Cowboys visit division nemesis Washington Redskins.
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