UPDATED 1/5, 6:00 p.m. ET: The Dallas Cowboys have officially fired head coach Jason Garrett. Here's FOX's Jay Glazer confirming that Garrett is indeed out as head coach. 

Jerry Jones released a lengthy statement in regards to Garrett's firing. 

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The Jason Garrett era in Dallas has come to an end, ESPN reports.

The decision comes after the Cowboys finished with an 8-8 record in the 2019 campaign, falling short in their quest for an NFC East title and missing the playoffs entirely. Garrett's fate was most likely sealed with a Week 16 defeat at the hands of an injury-riddled Philadelphia Eagles team, when Dallas controlled their own playoff destiny with a victory. The loss only fueled speculation that Garrett's days were numbered. 

Even though the Cowboys played well against Washington in what would be their final game of the season, it was all for naught once the Eagles defeated the New York Giants to secure the division crown.

Shortly after Dallas was officially eliminated, owner Jerry Jones was vague in his response to questions about Garrett's job security. 

Garrett was elevated from offensive coordinator to interim head coach of the Cowboys, replacing Wade Phillips who started the 2010 season with a 1-7 record. He finished with a 85-67 record where he made just three playoff appearances and was eliminated in the divisional round each time.