October 31, 2010: (L-R) Quarterback Jon Kitna and assistant head coahc/offensive coordinator Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys look on from the sideline against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Interim head coach Jason Garrett addressed his players for the first time under his new title on Wednesday, before overseeing the team’s first full-pads practice since training camp and, afterward, the Cowboys came away with the belief that indeed, the winds of change are blowing at Valley Ranch.
“He just let us know how it would be from here on out,” kicker David Buehler said of the address, per the Dallas Morning News. “He's definitely laying down the law. Things will change, and we need change because obviously the way we were going about it before wasn't working.”
Of course, this is nothing new. The Cowboys, from players, to coaches, to Jerry Jones, have said all the right things after each of the team's seven losses this season, so pardon us if we sound skeptical. But for what it's worth, wide receiver Roy Williams, who said recently that the team was to blame for getting Garrett’s predecessor, Wade Phillips, fired, has ostensibly bought into Garrett’s approach as well.
“He has a plan,'' Williams said. “He has the troops in line to exact this plan.”
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