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Jason Garrett Reportedly In Line To Call Plays For The Cowboys In 2019

Jason Garrett stands on the sideline.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys watches the action from the sidelines in the first uqarter of a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Following the firing of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, the Dallas Cowboys appear to be scrambling to find someone to replace him. But head coach Jason Garrett may not have to look far - or at all - to find the person to call offensive plays next season.

According to ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen, Garrett is poised to take over the play-calling role for the Cowboys offense.

Garrett previously called plays for the Cowboys offense, though gave much of that responsibility to the now-fired Linehan during his four-year tenure.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter previously revealed that San Diego Fleet offensive coordinator Jon Kitna was in line to become quarterbacks coach. Current Cowboys quarterbacks coach Kellen Moore is likewise in line to take over as full-time offensive coordinator.

Garrett signed a five-year contract back in 2015, and has led the Cowboys to three playoff appearances in the last five years along with two playoff wins.

His overall coaching record is 77-59 since taking over as interim head coach in 2010.

Despite only having one losing season in eight full years at the helm though, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not known for his patience.

If the Cowboys don't see marked improvement both in the regular season and the post-season in 2019, Jones' patience with Garrett could run out.