Under Jason Garrett for the past two weeks, the Dallas Cowboys have seemingly been everything they weren’t under Wade Phillips: inspired, hungry, disciplined, so on and so forth; but more importantly than that, they’ve been winning. Garrett has yet to lose a game as the head coach of the Cowboys, but many remain unconvinced of his merit.
"It has a lot to do with match-ups, it has a lot to do with that the Giants slept on this Dallas Cowboys team a week ago,” said Sanders, in a recent appearance on the NFL Network, per the Dallas Morning News. “And with Jason Garrett, 36 of the 53 players had only played for Wade Phillips and now this is the first time in their careers that they ever seen someone terminated. 'Guys, they're firing people out there, we got to get it going.' And plus, they played against the Detroit Lions. Come on, man."
Sanders’ colleague Steve Mariucci is somewhat less doubtful of Garrett’s impact, but agrees that the jury is still out, and will remain out until Dallas traverses what will be a brutal portion of the schedule.
"Jason Garrett's the interim head coach and he's on an audition, let's face it alright,” Marriucci said. Well, his first two games are wins. That's what you can do, win 'em ugly, win 'em great, just win 'em. Now, we have a schedule to judge their team by. You're talking about New Orleans on Thanksgiving. How about at Indy? And then Philly twice. O.K., now we'll see what you got."
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