It’s becoming more and more clear that the Dallas Cowboys are, without any doubt, Jason Garrett’s team.
Cowboys players have been uncharacteristically quiet throughout the offseason and this first week of training camp, opting to say little in the press and go about their work, a marked change from past seasons--seasons which saw no shortage of championship talk and bold predictions--that reflects the impact of Garrett’s brand of leadership.
Garrett has become known in his relatively short time as Dallas’ head coach for saying as little as possible to the media, and now coming into his second full season, the players are beginning to sound like the coach.
“We’re just focused, man,” defensive end Marcus Spears said, per ESPN Dallas. “We’re focused in. We’re taking on the identity of our head coach. We don’t need to portray whatever type of team we are through the press or through talking. We’ve just got to go to work and lay the foundation so we can be a good football team.”
Indeed, the only man in Oxnard, Ca. doing much talking this summer is owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who made headlines this week when he suggested that Dallas would “kick the Giants’ ass” when the teams meet this year. Asked about the comments, Spears once gave a very Garrett-esque response.
“He’s a billionaire,” Spears said. “He can say what he wants to.”
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