Jason Garrett brought an old school sort of approach to preparing for games when he took over head coaching duties from Wade Phillips after week eight of the 2010 season, instating full pads practices midseason, and so forth. Now, a rule change that is decidedly “new school” could affect Garrett’s approach to his first ever training camp as a head coach.
In what is seen as a victory for the players, the owners recently accepted a change that essentially eliminates two-a-days during the preseason. Since we’ve never seen a Garrett-run training camp, we can’t say whether he’s a fan of two-a-days, but we’d imagine he is--or would have been, anyway.
But we also doubt that this shift in training camp protocol will severely alter the tone Garrett sets throughout the weeks and months leading up to the September 11 opener in New York, particularly considering that each of the other 31 teams in the league has to adhere to the rule as well.
As for the Cowboys players, two-a-days or no, they’re probably just happy to avoid a three-city preseason tour of the sort that was seen last year--that according to many, resulted in a team limping out of the gate to a 1-7 start.
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