Terrell Owens says Jason Garrett should be fired after Cowboys’ playoff loss
Longtime NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has a bone to pick with one of his former teams, the Dallas Cowboys.
Owens went to Twitter to tell owner Jerry Jones that he ought to fire coach Jason Garrett after the No. 4 Cowboys lost in the divisional round to the favored, second-seeded Los Angeles Rams.
Hey @realjerryjones! Bout time for a coaching change dontcha think?! 2 playoff wins in 10 years!! Garrett isnt the answer NEVER will be! Way to compete guys!! #realtalk Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) January 13, 2019
Owens’ point would not have been controversial a few months ago, as the Cowboys were off to a rough start and Garrett was the coach most rumored to be on the hot seat. But after Dallas traded for wide receiver Amari Cooper, their offense transformed, they finished 10-6 (7-2 after the trade) and improbably won the NFC East.
The Cowboys beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round only their second playoff win during Garrett’s eight years and change at the helm. The Rams beat them 30-22 Saturday.
Owens played three seasons in Dallas, during which time Garrett was the offensive coordinator. Owens admitted to some bias about the Cowboys’ issues after the difficult end to his time there:
Yeh, maybe a little. That sapsucker got rid of me had Jerry thinking I was the problem. So what has he really accomplished since I left?!! *jeopardy tune* https://t.co/emXbCUj6eg Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) January 13, 2019
And he claimed that Cowboys players hope there’s a coaching change:
Dam goes as the HC goes! Trust me, those players r WISHING he gets fired. https://t.co/a1oUbNIgOt Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) January 13, 2019