Jason Garrett
Dec 21, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) dunks head coach Jason Garrett with Gatorade after the game against the Indianapolis Colts at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Colts 42-7. Reuters

The Dallas Cowboys and Jason Garrett have agreed to extend their partnership with a fresh five-year contract set to be offered to their head coach. The deal is not yet finalised but it is close, according to an ESPN report on Friday.

"We're proud of the team that we've assembled, the staff we've assembled, the players that we brought in here," Garrett said to ESPN before the reports of the deal reached the media. "I think we're building it the right way. I think we played the right way this year. There's a lot to be proud of about this football team this year but having said that we didn't accomplish our goals and that sticks with everybody."

Apparently, the Cowboys brass led by outspoken owner Jerry Jones agrees with Garrett to give him a lengthy extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Garret was a quarterback during his playing days suiting up for the New Orleans Saints (1989-1990), Cowboys (1993–1999), New York Giants (2000–2003, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004) and Miami Dolphins (2004). Garrett became the interim head coach for the Cowboys in 2010 taking over for Wade Phillips. Garret has a career record of 42–32 as head coach and he had already coaching experience with the Dolphins (2005-2006) as quarterbacks coach, Cowboys (2007) as offensive coordinator, as assistant coach and offensive coordinator from 2008 to 2010.

From 2011 to 2013, when the Cowboys were in rebuilding mode, Garrett’s team went 8-8 in three separate occasions for three straight years and never qualified for the post-season. That changed in 2014 when the Cowboys went 12-4 and won the NFC East. The Cowboys won over the Detroit Lions, 24-20 in the wild card round but lost to the Green Bay Packers, 26-21 in the divisional round match-up.

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