It may not come as a big surprise to those who watched the Dallas Cowboys’ defense last year, but Jason Garrett has confirmed it: the team does not have a bounty system, of the sort that’s causing such a stir in New Orleans at the moment, in place.
"It's never really been an issue for our team,'' Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "That's not something we have done. I think we all have a real focus on player safety. I think everyone understands that the league has done a really good job of that. We try to do that with our team so it has not been an issue for us. The league will probably come down with some recommendations as to what we're suppose to say to our team like they've done in similar situations in the past.''
This wasn’t always the case, as we learned this week. Former safety Darren Woodson, who was present for, and a big contributor to those Super Bowl winning teams in the 1990s, said this week that those teams had a bounty system somewhat similar to that of the Saints’, though unbeknownst to the coaches.
And while we’d never suggest that a bounty system is a good thing, we will say this: if we see Terence Newman or Orlando Scandrick whiff on another arm tackle, we might openly suggest that a bounty system is a good thing.
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