Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said it saddened him to see his position coach (who happens to be his head coach’s brother) go, but chalked it up to “a bottom line business”
Witten actually invited John Garrett to be with him at the Super Bowl, before he heads back to his new job as wide receivers coach in Tampa Bay.
John Garrett was one of many changes to head coach Jason Garrett’s staff, which still isn’t complete and included Garrett giving up play-calling.
“It was a tough stretch [of coaching changes],” Witten said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Obviously, I hate to see John Garrett go. What a run we had for the last six years. It’ll be hard pressed to see a tight ends coach be able to accomplish what we did. I just respect him as a man.
“I know we’ve got to build something. The foundation is being laid. Ultimately, we know it’s a bottom line business, and the results have to come. I know Jason [Garrett] is doing everything he can to put this in place to give us a chance to do that. I know Mr. [Jerry] Jones and their crew is doing everything he can. But we as players know the results have got to come. That is what we’re working to do. It’s got to happen. You can’t just talk about it.”
The Cowboys aren’t just talking, they’ve sufficiently shaken things up. But if they continue to underperform, the changes are going to have to be more significant.