The Dallas Cowboys’ season started off poorly after Tony Romo was injured in the preseason, but somehow it turned out pretty great when Dak Prescott led the Cowboys to an NFC East title and a 13-3 record. And because of the year Dallas had, Jason Garrett was named the NFL Coach of the Year by the Associated Press.
Garrett and the Cowboys were consistent all season long. The team got incredible offensive line play, which really set the tone for the entire season. The line helped rookies Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot thrive.
Garrett may have been on the hot seat heading into the season with a couple of down years and early playoff exits, but 14 wins with a battered team really saved his job. He earned this year’s award, though Dan Quinn and Ben McAdoo would’ve been solid choices as well.