A lot of the time when you hear Jason Garrett being praised, it’s for changing the culture at Valley Ranch--for instilling a sense of accountability that wasn’t there before he took over as head coach. But as much as he loves his head coach--and judging by all of his public remarks, he does love his head coach--Jerry Jones isn’t sure that Garrett has affected a culture change in the Dallas locker room.
“I don’t know that,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It’s positive. The kinds of things that Jason is about at Valley Ranch, we’ve had success with and a lot of success with. I don’t know that [Jason] Witten is any less the worker he was. I don’t know that [Tony] Romo is any less the worker he was.
“What I want from Jason is Jason to be Jason as a coach. He understands how it feels to win when you’re the Dallas Cowboys. It goes out the stratosphere when you win. He understands that we put a lot on the line and we shoot across the water--we drive across the water--we don’t lay up, and consequently we can look bad. But we’re trying to look very good.”
Garrett can make his first ever playoff appearance as a head coach with a victory on Sunday night in Washington. If Dallas does make it, it will be the team’s first playoff appearance since 2009, when they defeated the Eagles in the wild card round before being trounced by the Minnesota Vikings.
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