Ex-Cowboy Crayton Rips Garrett

Since Jason Garrett was announced as the eighth head coach of the Dallas Cowboys a little over a week ago, a good deal of players and coaches have publicly applauded the hiring, but not everyone believes the Cowboys got it right.

Patrick Crayton, who left Dallas unceremoniously last off-season for San Diego--and had a few well-documented run-ins with Garrett during his tenure in Dallas--was asked in a recent appearance on 103.3 ESPN Radio’s “the Ben & Skin Show” what could prevent Garrett from thriving as the Cowboys’ head coach.

What words am I allowed to say on the radio? Karma is a...” Crayton said. “That would be one side of it. The other would be players not responding to him in a positive way.”

But then, didn’t the players’ respond to Garrett in a positive way after he took over for Wade Phillips in 2010? Not according to Crayton.

“They responded, I believe, this past season because of the guy who signs the checks, Jerry Jones,” Crayton said. “He's a true players owner. But when he comes in in an authoritative way, you tend to listen.”

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