Jason Garrett has had a pretty long leash in Dallas, thanks to his supportive master in owner Jerry Jones.
But the old dog better learn some new tricks if he wants to stay out of the Cowboys' doghouse – and off the unemployment rolls – in 2014.
Garrett is the favorite to be the first NFL coach fired in 2014, according to Sportsbook which announced lines on Tuesday.
At 2-1, he is clearly on the hot seat and Sportsbook with the 49ers at home followed by two road games is a dangerous position.
He is joined at the top of this unwanted list by Oakland head coach Dennis Allen at 4-1. Raiders coaches are always in peril and Oakland’s first three games are road games against the Jets and Pats and a home date with the improved Texans.
Miami’s Joe Philbin is next at 7-1, followed by Buffalo’s Doug Marrone at 8-1.
Rex Ryan has been on the hot seat for several years for the underachieving Jets and his QB duo of Geno Smith and Michael Vick could make things very hot for him.
Two of the league’s longest-tenured coaches are also on the list. Marvin Lewis in Cincinnati has enjoyed solid regular seasons and playoff flameouts and he is 20-1. Tom Coughlin of the Giants may not have many lives left on the New York sidelines, especially if Eli Manning doesn’t rebound with a strong season.
Mike Smith in Atlanta is 12-1 and he hopes for an injury-free season from Julio Jones to keep him cool. And Mike Tomlin, the longtime Steelers coach, is at 33-1 and could be in danger if the Steelers stumble again.
NFL Betting Props: Odds on First NFL Coach Fired at Sportsbook Jason Garrett, Cowboys 2/1 Dennis Allen, Raiders 4/1 Joe Philbin, Dolphins 7/1 Doug Marrone, Bills 8/1 Rex Ryan, Jets 10/1 Gus Bradley, Bucs 12/1 Mike Smith, Falcons 12/1 Marvin Lewis, Bengals 20/1 Ron Rivera, Panthers 20/1 Tom Coughlin, Giants 25/1 Jeff Fisher, Rams 25/1 Marc Trestman, Bears 33/1 Mike Tomlin, Steelers 33/1