The Dallas Cowboys will be keeping both head coach Jason Garrett and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.
Garrett led the Cowboys to a 12-4 record in the regular season winning a first round playoff game before coming up a little short in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round game against the Green Bay Packers.
ESPN’s Todd Archer reports that the new deal for Garrett will be five years. Garrett us 41-31 in the regular-season with the Cowboys. He is four wins shy of passing Jimmy Johnson for second in victories with the franchise.
The #Cowboys and DC Rod Marinelli have reached an agreement on a contract for him to stay, source said. Big one for Dallas.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2015
A large part of the success of the Cowboys was due to the defensive mastery of Marinelli. In his first season Marinelli took a defense that was ranked near or at the bottom of every defensive statistical category and turned them into a serviceable unit despite a lack of star power.
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is also said to be on the verge of a new deal.