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Terrell Owens: Dallas Cowboys not firing Jason Garrett 'mind-boggling'

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett stands on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants in Week 14 of the NFL season on December 10, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett stands on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants in Week 14 of the NFL season on December 10, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Terrell Owens wore out his welcome with a number of his employers during his Hall of Fame career.

That included personality clashes during Owens' tenure in Dallas, but the former wide receiver's main beef with the Cowboys these days is why they are sticking with Jason Garrett as their head coach.

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During an interview with 105.3 The Fan on Wednesday night, Owens said it was "mind-boggling" that Dallas opted to bring Garrett back after the team has made only two postseason appearances in his 7 1/2 seasons as head coach.

"At the end of the day, how can you keep allowing the players to be the scapegoat for what's not happening, especially when you have a head coach that's supposed to be offensive-minded?" said Owens, per the Dallas Morning News. "They're supposed to direct and lead the team to where it hasn't gotten in a number of years, and they've pretty much been in a standstill under coach Jason Garrett."

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Owens has plenty of familiarity with Garrett, who was the offensive coordinator with the Cowboys during the combustible wideout's final two seasons in Dallas.

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A 1,000-yard receiver in each of his three seasons with the Cowboys, Owens had 25 of his 38 touchdown receptions with the club with Garrett running the offense. Owens' comments suggested Garrett was better suited to his previous role.

"It all boils down to players being the scapegoat for his inability to lead the team as he should," said Owens. "For me it's mind-boggling. I don't understand. And I think Jerry [Jones] -- again he's the owner at the end of the day, he has to feel good with himself about the decisions -- but I just don't understand why this guy still has a job."

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Garrett took over as head coach midway through the 2010 campaign and led the team to a 5-3 mark, but the Cowboys have produced just three winning records in his seven full seasons.

Owens contrasted Garrett's status with that of Dwane Casey, who was fired as head coach by the NBA's Toronto Raptors earlier this week despite leading the team to the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

"Here you have Dwane Casey of the Toronto Raptors. This guy was voted unanimously coach of the year, has taken Toronto to the playoffs, had three straight years of 50-plus wins and then they don't make it beyond what the expectations are within that organization and he gets fired," said Owens. "And then you have Jason Garrett who has no accomplishments, not even close to that, and he continues to still have a job."

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