However, Garrett was unable to finish his last season in Dallas with an NFC East championship or a playoff birth.
Fassel is headed to Dallas to join the new staff of Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike McCarthy, who was officially hired by the Cowboys on Tuesday.
Garrett had hoped to stay on and coach the Cowboys and had a few meetings with Jones in the days before the announcement.
That was probably the most diplomatic way to go about the question, but it would have been especially great if McCarthy shut down the notion that Dez caught it - even if Dez probably did catch it. Both are serious about their work and both have an attitude that understands the opportunity and responsibility they have in front of them as the quarterback and head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Beyond that, Garrett's late father Jim was a long-time scout, and Jason's brother Judd works in the scouting department.
McCarthy was sacked by the Green Bay Packers on December 2, 2018, after the team dropped to 4-7-1 during his 13th season at the helm in Green Bay.
He said the reason for hiring McCarthy was simple. "Their family has been a part of that in their own way. I feel like I took very good advantage of it".
McCarthy interviewed for the Dallas job last weekend. "And pretty much all of our action was in line with what Jason wanted".
As we sit in January, it's obviously way too soon to predict exactly how this will play out, but all signs point to Dak Prescott being able to build off of his career 2019 campaign. Though he started out slow in the divisional round in 2016, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys almost pulled off an epic comeback. "And that's a story I'll be telling the rest of my life". "Dad loved her husband, and he said, 'What's gotten into you?' And she said, 'I don't hear bells.' He said, 'Bells?" "I haven't watched every play of the season, but you do what you gotta do, right?"
Clarence E. Hill Jr. has covered the Dallas Cowboys as a beat writer/columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 1997.
Almost 10 years after winning a Super Bowl with one iconic franchise in Green Bay, McCarthy is taking over another and knows that's where the conversation starts with the Cowboys, regardless of their almost 25-year absence on football's biggest stage.