Former Cowboys scout Jim Garrett, father of coach Jason, dies at 87

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Jim Garrett, a former NFL scout and assistant coach and the father of Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, died Friday night time at the age of 87.

Garrett labored within the Cowboys’ scouting division for greater than sixteen years, the staff famous in a press release. He was additionally an assistant coach for Giants (1970-1973), the Saints (1976-1977) and the Browns (1978-1984).

Garrett served as head coach of the Columbia College soccer group in 1985.

Garrett turned a full-time scout for the Cowboys in 1987 and was half of three Tremendous Bowl championship groups (1992, 1993, 1995).  He wrote the unique scouting report on Troy Aikman, who Dallas chosen with the primary general decide within the 1989 NFL Draft, based on the group’s assertion.

He performed fullback at Utah State and had a brief skilled enjoying profession, together with one season with the Giants in 1956. He additionally spent a coaching camp with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

Garrett is survived by his spouse, Jane, eight youngsters, 28 grandchildren and one nice-grandchild.