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Emmitt Smith: Offense Has "No Clear Direction"

The Cowboys offense is run by the triumvirate of Jason Garrett, Bill Callahan and Scott Linehan



    Emmitt Smith believes the Cowboys might have too many cooks in the kitchen, on the offensive side of the ball.

    With former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan in the fold and set to call plays in 2014, Dallas will have had three different playcallers in the last three seasons. Of course, head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, who called plays in 2012 and 2013, respectively, remain heavily involved in the offense as well.

    "You've got an offensive coordinator in Jason Garrett,” Smith told FOX Sports Daybreak. “Then you also have a passing coordinator, then you also have a run coordinator, then you also have this coordinator... So you got so many minds that are great minds that need to come together. And there's no clear direction in terms of what we're gonna do offensively... I've yet to see that happening or hear that even happening."

    Smith is mistaken when he calls Garrett the offensive coordinator, but point taken nonetheless.

    For what it’s worth, Linehan reportedly has led all offensive meetings this offseason, which seems to hint that--regardless of title--he is heading up the unit. At least for now.

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