Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Is Garrett's job next?
By Tim Kavanagh
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has stayed somewhat supportive of HC Jason Garrett throughout this offseason, though there have been some troubling developments -- Garrett's brother was allowed to explore other employment opportunities, and he wound up making a lateral move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, other coaches on Garrett's staff have been fired (such as DC Rob Ryan) and on Tuesday there was another occurrence that may be troubling to Garrett.
Namely, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Garrett is no long calling plays on offense; that duty will be carried out by OC Bill Callahan.
After the announcement, Jones went into spin mode, as noted by Watkins' colleague Jean-Jacques Taylor, in saying that Garrett willingly gave up play-calling duties. To put it mildly, this is a statement that has been met with some skepticism.
While this reduces Garrett's game-day responsibilities -- allowing him to focus on the other aspects of head-coaching -- it also means that he'd be easier to replace midway through the 2013 season if things aren't going so well. The drama never ends in Dallas.