October 31, 2010: (L-R) Quarterback Jon Kitna and assistant head coahc/offensive coordinator Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys look on from the sideline against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Prior to the firing of Wade Phillips, former Cowboy Darren Woodson spoke of an absence of accountability in the team, an absence of what he called a “fear factor,” more or less suggesting the Phillips was too soft on his players. This accountability has returned however, Woodson said on Wednesday in an appearance on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM, with the promotion of Jason Garrett to head coach.
The question referenced Orlando Scandrick remarking after Sunday’s win that he wasn’t thinking about a touchdown celebration after his pick-six of Peyton Manning because of Garrett. Woodson said that such small changes are reflective of a disciplined, and accountable football team.
“That just shows you there's an accountability factor right now and maybe a little fear factor from Jason Garrett,” Woodson said, per the Dallas Morning News. I mean, I think the one thing that you've seen is this team has been accountable; they've played well over the last few weeks.
“They've been a much more disciplined football team the last three or four weeks, and I think that just goes to show you that guys understand that Jason Garrett is not going to take the nonsense. It's a no-nonsense policy over there with the Cowboys and I think it has something to do with that.”
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