On Wednesday, Jerry Jones ushered in a new era of Cowboys head coaching, introducing Mike McCarthy as the ninth leader in franchise history. During the press conference, he referenced his reverence for the man leaving the post, Jason Garrett, and how fond he was of him and his family.

Jones noted that since he’s owned the team, starting in 1989, there’s only been two seasons where a Garrett wasn’t under his employ, starting with John Garrett, a longtime member of the scouting department and then with Jason’s playing career. Jones hasn’t been the only one waxing poetic about Garrett’s tenure ending, as his players — past and present — chimed in as well.

Word came down during the NFC wild-card game — the one Dallas had hoped to be playing in — that the Cowboys had officially moved on from Garrett. After nine and a half roller-coaster seasons and one supremely bizarre week, the man in charge on the sidelines was no longer with the team.

In the hours that followed, many of the men who played for and with him were quick to share their support, gratitude, and — in some cases — other general reaction to the news.

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On Wednesday, Jerry Jones ushered in a new era of Cowboys head coaching, introducing Mike McCarthy as the ninth leader in franchise history. During the press conference, he referenced his reverence for the man leaving the post, Jason Garrett, and how fond he was of him and his family. Jones...