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Newton to Garrett: Ignore Jerry

Nate Newton believes Jason Garrett would be better off if he didn't even acknowledge his boss



    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is as meddlesome as ever, and according to one former Cowboy, this could be a bad thing for head coach Jason Garrett.

    “What Garrett has to do is when he’s running his practices, make sure he’s running his practices,” former offensive lineman Nate Newton told 103.3-FM ESPN Radio, per the Dallas Morning News. “When Jerry [Jones] walks out there, don’t even acknowledge him. I love Mr. Jones. If he comes out on this field, I’m going to want to shake his hand.

    “But I’m not the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. I’m not trying to keep control of 53 grown men that’s running rampant. So if I’m Jason--no disrespect to Mr. Jones--but you hired me to do a job and then you stripped away everything that meant something to me during this off-season. Now I’ve got to get some of this back in front of the troops.”

    Garrett is one of the few holdovers on the staff left from the 2012 season. Jones cleaned house after the season-ending loss to the Redskins, getting rid of two coordinators and a handful of other coaches, and hiring Monte Kiffin to take over the defense. He opted to stick with his head coach, but we have the feeling this could change if Dallas once again misses the playoffs.

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