Several weeks after Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said that head coach Jason Garrett would not be calling offensive plays in 2013, it remains unclear who will take over in that role. Popular belief had offensive coordinator/offensive line coach/Tim Brown’s nemesis Bill Callahan taking the reins after the news broke, but no announcement has been made.
But, even without a replacement in place, Jones believes this is a step in the right direction. Jones, who maintains that this move isn’t a demotion in any way, told the team’s official website last week that Garrett stands to benefit from the transition from offensive play-caller to “walk-around coach.”
“It has more to do with the positives that go with it, which everybody recognizes,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram,” that if you have more time to not be the busiest man in the whole organization--the offensive play-caller--if you have more time to move around on every aspect of the team, early in the week, in the middle of the week and during game-day, there’ll be a tremendous benefit from that.”
Further, Jones insists that Garrett is just fine with giving up play-calling duties.
“As for being the play-caller for the last six years, it was me that said, ‘Boy, I’d prefer it being the head coach that’s doing the offensive play-calling,’” Jones said. “To the extent that he decides that he’d rather do it another way is not a takeaway.”
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