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Garrett Explains His Belichickian Approach To The Media

In his short time as head coach, Jason Garrett has perfected the art of saying as little as possible in press conferences




    In his brief time as a head coach, the Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Garrett has just about perfected the art of saying as little as possible in press conferences. He’ll talk, of course; he just, for the most part anyway, won’t really say anything.

    Garrett explained this manner of addressing the media--which can also be seen out of Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick, among others--in a recent interview with WFAA’a Dale Hansen, saying that the “say as little as possible” approach is by design.

    “When you're in the position that I'm in, the most important responsibility that I have is to the Dallas Cowboys,” Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Often you get in situations like this, the daily press conferences that I do, whenever I am asked a question about anything, what goes through my mind, first and foremost, is how can my answer impact the Dallas Cowboys. That's the thing that's most important to me.

    “There are questions that I won't answer or I avoid answering if I feel like there's a competitive disadvantage to answering that question in a certain way. My obligation is to our team, to our coaches, to our players and everyone in our organization first and foremost.”

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