Dallas Cowboys Name New Head Coach

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have picked Jason Garrett as the eighth head coach in franchise history.

Owner Jerry Jones officially removed the interim label Wednesday.

Garrett made the choice easy for Jones by going 5-3 during his half-season in charge. He took over a club that had been 1-7 when Wade Phillips was fired.

Garrett was asked to merely make them competitive. He not only compiled a winning record, but his losses were by a total of seven points.