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Garrett on Physical Play: "You Know It When You See It"

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Garrett on Physical Play: "You Know It When You See It"

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Charged with defining the term ‘pornography’ in the case of Jacobellis v. Ohio way back in 1964 (thanks Wikipedia), US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said, “I know it when I see it,” a nod to the blurry lines that separate art from, well, pornography. The difference between a physical NFL team and a not-so-physical NFL team, according to Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett, is similarly subtle, and best put to the sight test.

That is, he knows he wants his team to be more physical in 2011--but he won’t have any indication of a change in their style of play until he sees it in action.

"It's hard to define but you know what it is when you see it; it's a physical sport," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "At the end of the day, you need to be the one doing the hitting rather than being the hit-ee.

“It's little bit like the description of pornography from years back. It's hard to define it. But you know what it is at the end of it. It's hard to define it. I think you know who is more physical. Often times you see that in the fourth quarter. A lot of time the team on the other side feels it. We pride ourselves on being a physical football team. It's important to us. It's an important time of the year to lay that foundation."

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