Jason Garrett has reportedly been the first coach to resign with the Dallas Cowboys. They have reached terms on a five-year contract that will keep Garrett as the chief for the Cowboy's balanced attack. The contract is worth up to $30 million and will likely have incentives attatched if the Cowboys find themselves with another playoff berth. With Garrett in the drivers seat already expect the organization to do everything they can to retain his key coaches and assistants. Garret's long-term signing could also sway big name free agents on the Cowboys such as Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray to stay in Dallas.
The #Cowboys 5-year, $30M deal for head coach Jason Garrett is now done, source said. He’s staying (as if you didn’t know)— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2015
Garrett mentioned in a press conference earlier today he believes that this is a special group of coaches, singling out Rod Marinelli as key pieces of a Dallas team next season. Garrett went as far as to say the Marinelli would want to come back and continue his work with the Cowboys, especially considering the amazing turnaround he has achieved with this defensive unit. The Cowboys are expected to draft heavy on the defensive side of the ball but are also going to seek prominent edge rushers.
In related news Rod Marinelli has reportedly reached a deal that will keep him in Dallas. This would be a huge win for the Cowboys especially since they aim to either draft or attract big free agent defensive names to their roster.
The #Cowboys and DC Rod Marinelli have reached an agreement on a contract for him to stay, source said. Big one for Dallas.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2015