Steve Lemonds, NBCDFW.com
After Jason Garrett confirmed this week that, yes, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan would call the plays beginning in 2013, he stipulated that the offense would remain a collaborative effort between he, Callahan and the rest of the staff.
Several players came out and said that the significance of the change was overblown, as it would remain the same system Garrett began putting in place when he arrived as offensive coordinator in 2007.
If this week’s mini-camp is any indication, the players were right to downplay the importance of the shift. In fact, they maintain they haven’t noticed much of a difference with Callahan calling plays.
“Truth be told, I can’t really tell,” receiver Dez Bryant said, per ESPN Dallas, “but I’m running the same exact plays.”
Veteran tight end Jason Witten, meanwhile, has spent six seasons in Garrett’s offense, and doesn’t anticipate that major of a shift in 2013.
“This system has been in place for a long time and we’ve had success with it,” Witten said. “That was part of the process they worked out. It’s our job to execute the plays and keep getting more familiar with the system.”
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