Jason Garrett was brought back to Dallas three years after his playing career ended, in order to run the Cowboys’ offense. He was viewed as a sort of wunderkind, and in his first season with the team, Dallas went 13-3 before being upset in the playoffs by the Super Bowl champs-to-be, the New York Giants.
A lot has changed since then, of course. Garrett is the head coach now, and has led Dallas to two consecutive 8-8 seasons--and there’s a good chance that offensive play-calling (read: the reason he was brought here in the first place) will be someone else’s responsibility in 2013.
Former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards says that, if he were Garrett, he wouldn’t give up the offensive reins.
“If I’m Jason Garrett, I’m calling the plays. That’s Jason Garrett’s strength,” Edwards told 103.3-FM ESPN Radio this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “That’s what he does. That’s why he was hired, because he was a good play-caller. Let’s not lose sight of that now.
“By the way, he is the head coach. I get to call the shots. Now what’s Jerry going to do, fire him because he wants to call the plays, ‘OK, then fire me. I’m calling the plays.’”
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