No. 3: Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
Each year, it seems as if someone puts Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on the NFL hot seat. And each year, he manages to avoid getting the ax.
A 24-22 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the 2019 Wild Card round certainly nixed any question marks whether or not Garrett would survive coaching cuts this year, all but guaranteeing he’d be back at his position for the duration of this year.
It also helped the Cowboys went 10-6, won the NFC East and actually looked good following their midseason trade with the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Garrett still has a 2-3 record in the playoffs, though, which remains fodder for the hot-seat discussion. Failing to get over the second-seeded Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round didn’t help matters here. But one would be foolish to suggest Dallas “choked” on the road against a team boasting the league’s second best offense in 2018.
All that said, it’s impossible to predict what owner Jerry Jones may do after Garrett’s nine years at the helm, which have included just three 10-win seasons.