Jim Garrett

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Garrett in 1955

James Wilbur Garrett (June 19, 1930 – February 9, 2018) was an American football player, coach, and scout. He was born in Passaic, New Jersey. He starred as a running back playing college football at Utah State University.[1] From 1987 to 2004, he served as a scout for the Dallas Cowboys.[2] He spent most of the next 40 years in the National Football League as an assistant coach with the New York Giants (1970–1973), the New Orleans Saints (1976–1977), and the Cleveland Browns (1978–1984).

Garrett died in Dallas, Texas of bronchitis on February 9, 2018 at the age of 87.[3]

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  1. "Jim Garrett Statistics on JustSportsStats.com". www.justsportsstats.com.
  2. Archer, Todd. "Cowboys set to add Garrett to staff" Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine, Dallas Morning News, January 25, 2007; accessed July 7, 2007. "Garrett's father, Jim, was a long-time scout with the Cowboys, retiring in 2004."
  3. "Longtime Cowboys Scout & Former Coach Jim Garrett Passes Away". www.dallascowboys.com.