Jerry Jones Not Closing The Door On Making Garrett A “Walk-Around Coach”

Jason Garrett has been calling the plays in Dallas for as long as he's been in Dallas

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It’s long been thought that Jason Garrett might be better served if he was relieved of his play-calling duties, allowing him to focus on the big picture--to become a “walk-around coach,” so to speak. For seemingly just as long, Jerry Jones has dismissed this idea, though a recent interview might be a bit of evidence that the owner and general manager is open to reconsidering the option.

"I don't want to rule out anything," Jones said Tuesday in his weekly appearance on 105.3-FM “The Fan,” via ESPN Dallas. "Jason could easily be a walk-around coach. All you got to do is get him an offensive coordinator. You take away some of the pluses that go with being the coordinator and the head coach."

Jones’ renewed openness to the idea doesn’t necessarily mean that he believes Garrett is overworked in the current system, however.

"He certainly has the capacity to handle a lot of things,” Jones said. “I've heard all my life if you really want a job done right, pick the busiest person you can find to go do it. It's always worked that way. A small percentage of people do 85 percent of the work. Those are the kinds of things that I've heard. The facts are, you do know you can cover too much ground and you let details drop through the cracks when you cover a lot of ground. The advantages are also there. At this particular juncture, Jason doesn't have too much on his plate."

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