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Jason Garrett signs five-year extension with the Dallas Cowboys

Jason Garrett has been rewarded for the Dallas Cowboys' turnaround in fortunes with a five-year contract extension as head coach.

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has signed a five-year contract extension following their return to prominence in the 2014 NFL season.

Garrett guided the Cowboys, who had gone 8-8 in each of the previous three seasons, to a 12-4 finish in 2014 at the end of the regular season.

That record was enough for Dallas to win the NFC East title for the first time since 2009, but Garrett could not lead the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl in 19 years.

The Cowboys' season was ended by a 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round at Lambeau Field last weekend.

Dallas' loss in Wisconsin was marred by controversy as wide receiver Dez Bryant had a catch that would have put the Cowboys in position to retake the lead with four minutes remaining had it not been chalked off by the officials.

Despite that disappointment, Garrett has been rewarded with an extension that will keep him in Texas until 2020.

Owner and general manager Jerry Jones has also announced new contracts for passing game co-ordinator Scott Linehan and defensive co-ordinator Rod Marinelli.

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