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Jason Garrett    

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach

Jason Garrett was named the eighth head coach in Dallas Cowboys history on January 5, 2011. Garrett, who played for or worked alongside five of his predecessors, became the first former Dallas Cowboys player to become the team's head coach.

Garrett began his football career at Princeton University. As a senior at Princeton University in 1988, Garrett was named the Ivy League's Player of the Year and honorable mention All American. He earned his degree in history in 1989, and moved on to the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the New Orleans Saints developmental squad. After being released prior to the 1990 season, he spent the fall of 1990 as an assistant coach at Princeton. In 1991 Garrett moved on to play in the World League and the Canadian Football League before joining the Cowboys practice squad in 1992.

Garrett was a member of three Super Bowl winning teams in the 1990s during his seven seasons as a Cowboys quarterback. He went on to play for the New York Giants who reached Super Bowl XXXV while playing for offensive coordinator Sean Payton. Garrett finished his playing days while studying under Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay and started his coaching career with the Miami Dolphins, where he worked under two-time collegiate national championship head coach, Nick Saban.

Garrett was elevated to head coach of the Cowboys top job after taking over as the team's interim head coach at the midpoint of the 2010 season. Previously, Garrett had been the Cowboys offensive coordinator under head coach Wade Phillips, and in 2008, he was assigned the additional duties of being the club's assistant head coach.

Under Garrett, the Dallas offense has reached high levels of productivity in several categories, and the unit has finished among the NFL's top-10 in total offense in three of his years as coach at the helm: 2010 (10th), 2009 (2nd), and 2007 (2nd). In 2015 Garett signed a contract to continue coaching for the Cowboys over the course of five years.

Garrett and his wife Brill founded their charitable foundation, Jason Garrett Starfish Charities, in 1997 with the goal of enriching the lives of young people. The principle activity of the foundation is a one-day football camp and leadership forum for high school athletes, which is held each summer at Princeton University in conjunction with Play It Smart, a program administered by the National Football Foundation.

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