Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was not one of the handful of coaches in attendance for Johnny Manziel’s Pro Day at Texas A&M on Thursday.
This isn’t surprising because (a) the Cowboys (in all likelihood) aren’t going to draft Manziel and (b) Jason Garrett doesn’t make a habit of attending pro days himself, opting to rely on scouts and other staff members for intel.
As Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas points out, Garrett has attended just two Pro Days since becoming head coach--at USC in 2011, to check out eventual first round pick Tyron Smith, and at Alabama.
"We want to do a really good job of the whole spectrum of players that are available to us," Garrett said. "We have scouts and personnel people at the Pro Days. We do individual workouts not only with the top flight guys but with guys who we think might be drafted in the middle to late rounds and see if there's a place for them. So much of this is trying to get to know a player and they're a lot of different ways to do that."
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