The Dallas Cowboys fell to the Los Angeles Rams in Saturday's NFC Divisional Round, and that prompted Hall of Famer Terrell Owens to rip head coach Jason Garrett on Twitter.
Garrett was the offensive coordinator in Dallas during Owens' tenure with America's Team. And judging by a series of tweets, it doesn't sound like Owens has fond memories of working together with Garrett.
Oh, and it sounds like "T.O." would like the Cowboys to make a coaching change, amid rumors that Garrett is about to receive a lengthy contract extension.
No weirder than him still having his job with on 2 PLAYOFF wins in 10 years. 🤷🏾♂️ Feel bad for the players & the city!! https://t.co/mLBIy3SCBs— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) January 13, 2019
I tried BUT Garrett was the HC then too!! See what I’m getting at?! 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/Fuk0eiUhPG— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) January 13, 2019
Garrett was named head coach of the Cowboys mid-way through the 2010 season, replacing the legendary Wade Phillips. Though Garrett has accumulated a respectable 77-59 record, the Cowboys have just two playoff wins through his first nine years as head coach - and they've yet to advance past the Divisional Round.
It's been over two decades since the Cowboys were a legitimate Super Bowl contender, which is why many have been calling for Garrett to get fired. But after guiding Dallas to a 10-6 record and NFC East division title, there's no way that owner Jerry Jones considers a trade now.
Owens played three seasons for the Cowboys from 2006-08, with Garrett working as the offensive coordinator in the latter two years. Dallas didn't win a single playoff game during Owens' tenure there, which could explain why he strongly disapproves of the ninth-year head coach.
Garrett has led the Cowboys to playoff berths in three of the last five years now, racking up winning seasons in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Because of his recent success, the Cowboys are on the verge of giving him an extension. And there's nothing Owens or disgruntled fans can do about it.
What This Means
Garrett may be on the verge of landing a new contract, but the pressure is on to perform in 2019. If the Cowboys don't come close to a Super Bowl within the next two to three years, Jones may finally consider changing coaches - which would surely please Owens.