Both Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones worked extremely closely with the Dallas Cowboys, but are they related in any way?
Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones are not related at all. The former served as the head coach for the Dallas Cowboys, the team owned by Jerry Jones since the late eighties. This is where the familiarity ends.
Read on to learn more about this sporting relationship.
Big Bucks Boss
Anybody interested in sport – particularly the NFL – will know these two men. The owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, has been at the top slot since 1989. He’s an extremely successful businessman, amassing a multi-billionaire dollar fortune.
On the other hand, you have Jason Garrett. He’s worked in the football industry as both a player and a coach also since 1989. He enjoyed a long and decorated career on the pitch, then proceeded to work as a coach for many top-flight teams.
Jones himself enjoyed a stint as a player, something very few NFL owners have done. He had a considerable college football career, playing for the University of Arkansas. During his time with the team, he won the 1964 FWAA National Championship.
Throughout his ownership, he’s been known as a hard but fair owner. He’s a shrewd businessman and knows how to make the vital decisions to better serve his company. In 2014, he was named NFL Executive of the Year for his efforts.
As of 2019, Jerry Jones was worth almost nine billion dollars. This tied him with Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Tigers as the third richest NFL owner in the league. He’d enjoyed massive success at the very top of the team. As of 2020, the Dallas Cowboys had won the Super Bowl three times.
Can Teach And Do
Jason Garrett, on the other hand, showed not business acumen, but raw sporting ability. He played in the position of offensive coordinator for no fewer than seven NFL teams in his career. He transitioned all over the country with his sport, playing for teams in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and New York.
Coincidentally, he played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1993 to 1999, directly under Jerry Jones. He would return to the Cowboys in 2007 as offensive coordinator coach, before climbing the ladder. In just three years, he’d have risen to the position of head coach for the team.
As a player, Garrett himself had won two Super Bowls, but that wasn’t where the recognition ended. In 2016, he was named the NFL Coach of the Year for his work with the Cowboys. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for the pairing of Garrett and Jones.
In the early days of 2020, a shock decision came from the top to drop Garrett from the Dallas Cowboys. The coach who had served a massive thirteen years with the team failed to have his contract extended. This effectively ended his employment with the Texas team.
In a statement made by Jerry Jones, the decision and aftermath seemed amicable. However, the decision to not continue with Garrett’s employment had been hovering for a while. Although, there did seem to be a strong bond between the two men.
In an interview in 2019, Jerry Jones went on record saying, “No one in this country has earned the right to say, ‘I’m a Jason Garrett man’ more than me. I am his man.” However, a video on YouTube, shown below, sees ESPN’s man Stephen A. Smith promote a different attitude.
In this video, he slams Garrett’s performance as head coach and demands that Jerry Jones fire him instantly. The sporting world remains a heavily opinionated one, and the notion in this video would ultimately ring true, just two months later.