No one knows when the Jason Garrett era will begin in earnest, but the Dallas Cowboys are looking forward to it--and not just because that will mean that this seemingly interminable squabble-match between the owners and players’ union will be at an end.
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten joined the NFL Live crew on ESPN recently to discuss the franchise’s latest head coach--and though he admits that the lockout may have some affect on Garrett due to his being (technically, anyway) a new head coach, he believes that Garrett’s eight-game head start on the job will help him along. And beyond that, he believes the team has, for the most part, bought into what Garrett is selling, the result of a strong finish in 2010.
“Jason did a phenomenal job, to come in--obviously that wasn’t the season we were hoping or expecting to have," Witten said. "I mean to take over a team that’s 1-7 and do what he did in a short amount of time, [he] just changed the way we practiced, the way we played and our approach to the game.
“I think all of us as players were extremely excited to see him get the head coaching job and look forward to next season with him as the head coach.”
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