Jason Garrett’s time as the Dallas Cowboys head coach could be running out. In fact, without a strong finish to the 2018 regular season, Garrett will likely be ousted after eight full seasons (and one half season as the team’s interim head coach) as the head coach of ‘America’s Team.’
According to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas, the Cowboys are more likely to have a new head coach roaming their sidelines in 2019 than they are to give Garrett another year at the helm.
With that being said, here’s a look at who has the best odds to be the Cowboys head coach for Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season.
Odds courtesy of BetDSI as of October 28, 2018.
John DeFilippo (+750)
It’s already a foregone conclusion that DeFilippo will be one of the hot names that comes up for nearly every NFL head coaching vacancy this coming offseason.
His work in helping develop Carson Wentz into a bona fide MVP candidate during his stint as the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterbacks coach from 2017-2018 has not gone unnoticed. To top it off, the job he is doing as the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator in 2018 has been nothing short of outstanding.
Bottom line: DeFilippo would make a ton of sense for the Cowboys. If Jerry and Stephen Jones decide he is their guy, though, they will likely have to fight off several teams to land his services.
Jason Garrett (+500)
For Garrett to keep his job, he will have to guide the Cowboys to a strong finish to the 2018 regular season. While his team currently boasts a 3-4 overall record through the first eight weeks of the season, it is worth pointing out that the Cowboys play in the NFC East, which may be the most wide open division in the National Football League.
A 9-7 regular season regular may be enough to sneak the Cowboys into the NFC Playoffs. If that happens, Garrett will likely return for a ninth season as Dallas’ head coach.
Josh McDaniels (+350)
Jerry Jones has no fear when it comes to making splashy moves. Hiring McDaniels would fit into that category.
The 42-year-old has had two immensely successful tenures as the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator, but his brief stint as head coach of the Denver Broncos was a complete disaster.
McDaniels has convinced teams in the past that he has matured enough to take on another head-coaching role (he accepted the Indianapolis Colts job last offseason, but later backed out), but only time will tell if that is truly the case. Additionally, he is widely considered to be the head coach in waiting for the Patriots.
Simply put: This would be a boom-or-bust hiring for Jones.
Other notable names to watch:
- Sean Payton (+1000)
- George Edwards (+1500)
- Dave Toub (+2000)
- Kris Richard (+2000)
- Jeff Brohm (+2300)
- Jim Harbaugh (+2300)
- Jim Bob Cooter (+2300)
- Ken Norton Jr. (+2300)
- David Shaw (+4200)
- Lincoln Riley (+4200)
- Tom Herman (+7000)
- Urban Meyer (+9000)
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