The Cowboys' process has been deliberate and confusing to most fans.
"The problem is you don't know who can guarantee you a Super Bowl". The Cowboys fired several assistants and coordinators in the days following the end of the season.
Garrett's contract will expire in the coming weeks.
The team's official website ran an article Friday headlined, "As week concludes, still no news on staff", which acknowledged Friday's reports and reiterated twice that the team has not made any formal announcement. Two of those wins were over Dallas.
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Iraq's prime minister said that with Friday's attack Washington had violated a deal for keeping USA troops in his country. Top Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an adviser to Soleimani, was also killed in the attack.
The Cowboys inked running back Ezekiel Elliott to a lucrative contract and will likely do the same with quarterback Dak Prescott. Garrett didn't deliver on those expectations with the team, not even making it into the playoffs.
McCarthy was sacked after an embarrassing loss at Lambeau Field to Arizona, a defeat that all but sealed a second straight year without a post-season trip for the Packers when they had made it the previous eight seasons.
Lewis, 61, spent last season as an adviser to Herm Edwards at Arizona State after spending 16 years with the Bengals. He had a 131-122-3 record in the regular season and was sacked after a third straight losing season in 2018.
This week was supposed to be the time of year the Cowboys were prepping for the playoffs.
After nine years, Garrett is 85-67 in the regular season and 2-3 in the playoffs. That's not seen as something a departing coach would do, but Garrett remains an employee of the organization and it may just be his way to keep coaching like he has a job until he doesn't.