Sturm: "Hard To Believe" Garrett Will Ever Be Fired

Jason Garrett still has a job, and Bob Sturm has no idea why

October 16, 2019 - 9:03 am
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The Dallas Cowboys lost their third straight game this past Sunday, falling to the lowly Jets, 24-22.

Nevertheless, Jason Garrett still has a job.

“There’s so many times I’ve thought he’s coached a game that’s a fireable offense,” The Ticket midday co-host Bob Sturm said on Ferrall on the Bench. “It never changes. He never gets fired. He’s practically Jones’ son by now. The idea that he would ever do something crazy enough to get fired just seems hard to believe. I try to keep up the energy. I try to fight the good fight. But at a certain point, you just throw up your hands. This guy, now that Marvin Lewis is out, he might be the most un-fireable coach in the business.”

The Cowboys have now lost to the Saints without Drew Brees, to the Packers without Davante Adams, and to the Jets, who are, well, the Jets.

“In both cases when they took the field everyone felt like they were the better team on that day when the game started,” Sturm said, referring to the losses to New Orleans and Green Bay. “Unfortunately no one felt that way when the game ended. To put those two performances back-to-back, and then to show up in New Jersey and to be outplayed on both sides of the ball again, it’s pretty disappointing. This team, at 3-0, had some very, very high hopes, and they’ve kind of given all their profits back.

“Nothing’s easy around here,” Sturm continued. “They can’t deal with success. They’ve lost three consecutive games that in each case, it feels like they really underachieved.”

Jerry Jones, meanwhile, doesn’t seem overly miffed. 

“He is a brilliant, brilliant, brilliant business man who has turned his $150 million purchase into a $5 billion franchise, so nobody can question that,” Sturm said. “But at the end of the day, if you were to ask the question – what’s more important to him right now: a successful, worldwide business Dallas Cowboys or the Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys – I kind of think we know the answer based on the last 25 years.”

The Cowboys (3-3) host the Eagles (3-3) this Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET.