After months of keeping the identity of their playcaller in 2013 a secret, at OTAs on Tuesday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones hinted pretty strongly that the man for the job would be offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan.
“If you’ve been looking at practice you can get a pretty good idea of how it’s going there,” Jones told reporters, per the Dallas Morning News. “You can see Bill very involved in what we’re doing.”
Jones added that the decision to use Callahan in such a capacity was made “weeks ago.”
Head coach Jason Garrett, meanwhile, remained tight-lipped on the issue of playcalling, as he has all offseason.
“We have a plan,” Garrett said. “No real comment beyond that.”
This will mark the first time since 2007, when Garrett joined the team as offensive coordinator, that he will not be calling plays. But Callahan maintains that Garrett will remain crucial to the offense that he, himself, installed over the past half decade.
“He’s got an eye on the offense and rightfully so,” Callahan said of Garrett. “This is his area of expertise. This is his offensive system. So I’m really honored. I’m flattered to be part of this and take on the additional responsibilities of calling plays during the course of the game.”
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