NFL: 4 Coaches Who Will Be On the Hot Seat Next Season

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Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys

May 10, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett directs a drill during the rookie minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters in Irving, TX. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Garrett is the only coach on this list whose team won more than six games last season, but he’s been discussed as a candidate to lose his job.

Time and time again, the Dallas Cowboys have come just short of the playoffs. It’s happened in both of Garrett’s full seasons, as it happened in 2011, when the New York Giants built a big lead and held on to beat the Cowboys in Week 17, and in 2012, when the Washington Redskins subjugated the Cowboys 28-18.

While the Cowboys are 21-19 under Garrett, they haven’t made the playoffs under his guidance. 21-19 is far from bad, but the Cowboys are America’s Team.

They haven’t met expectations since losing Super Bowl XXX to the Steelers, and as a result, they’re not giving coaches a long leash. Owner Jerry Jones and the fans crave success, and they’re not going to win Super Bowls under the guidance of Garrett.

Tony Romo has done well, but the pieces just haven’t come together for him. The Cowboys have some tough games, and outside of games against the Raiders, Lions and Chargers, they don’t have many favorable games.

With four quality teams in the Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East, the Cowboys will have a tough time winning the division. If they don’t win the division, Garrett will likely fail to keep his job.

Three consecutive seasons without making the playoffs isn’t good for any team, and it’s definitely not going to fly in Dallas.