Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told the media on Tuesday that Jason Garrett would be relieved of playcalling duties in 2013, ostensibly in order to allow Garrett to focus on “big picture” matters, such as game management. Garrett admits that he could stand to improve some in this department.
“We came back in a lot of games and handled game situations really well and sometimes we haven’t handled them as well,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “That’s my responsibility. I have to make sure we do it better. We have to make sure our coaches do it better, our players do it better and that’s independent of whether or not I’m calling plays or not.
“Again, watch the games. Coaches who don’t call plays don’t have the corner on handling game situations the right way. But having said that, when you are calling plays, that’s an added responsibility that you have during the game that you have to manage and work through. We just have to do them better. I have to do them better. You want to be 100 percent on all those things. No team in the league is 100 percent on all those things. Just watch the games. Those are things that we’ve emphasized and tried to do well.”
Bill Callahan, who came to Dallas last offseason as the offensive line coach/offensive coordinator will, in all likelihood, take over playcalling duties in 2013.
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