Garrett Doesn’t Want to Change the PAT Rule Too Much

A change to the NFL's point after touchdown rules seems certain at this point

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It seems certain at this point that the NFL’s extra point rules will change, but Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t sound like he thinks they should--not much, anyway.

Garrett recently offered the opinion that a small tweak would suffice.

I don’t know that we should do much with the extra point,” Garrett said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “It seems like there’s an emphasis on that, so we’ll continue to see different options presented to us. I think the game is pretty good. I think the PAT has been almost 100 percent for a long, long time. But I understand the idea that some people view it as a dead play--I get that. So maybe it’s a small tweak that can make it more interesting, make it less of a dead play without really disrupting the tradition of the game.”

Garrett’s certainly right about the point after being more or less automatic. As Peter King points out on the MMQB today, the league average on PATs over the last three years is 99.6 percent. 30 of 32 teams agreed last week at the league meetings that the rule should be amended, but King went on to note that the solutions offered up were “all over the map.

Which is to say, almost everyone agrees there should be a change, but they’re having a hard time agreeing on exactly what that change should entail.

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