Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday at 2 PM, where he may or may not make an announcement as to who will be calling the offensive plays for the team in 2013.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones announced earlier this offseason that Garrett would be relieved of such duties, but as far as who will replace him, we don’t know. The most likely candidate is Bill Callahan, a former NFL and NCAA head coach who spent last season under the title of offensive coordinator/offensive line coach, but deferred to Garrett where play-calling was concerned.
Since arriving in Dallas as a rookie offensive coordinator back in 2007, Garrett has run the Cowboys offense, but Jones, among others presumably, believes lightening Garrett’s load will allow him to operate on a “big picture” level--i.e., be a better head coach.
Further, Jones has said that Garrett has no issue with the new set-up, an idea that’s supported by a statement made by Garrett shortly after season’s end.
“I’ve never been a guy where it’s been hell or high water that I’m going to call the plays,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It gives you the opportunity to step back a little and engage in the other two aspects. Obviously, my role as the head coach--if I’m not the play-caller--will be significant.”
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