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No decision on Cowboys offensive play-caller yet

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For a few weeks now, it has been expected that the Cowboys would be taking the offensive play-calling responsibilities away from head coach Jason Garrett and handing them to offensive coordinator Bill Callahan.

After an epic opening statement that seemed as if it might go on longer than Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Garrett finally opened the floor to questions at a Wednesday press conference. The first question had to do with that reported change. Garrett wasn’t nearly as long-winded in his answer to that query, saying that the team was “working through the mechanics” of the decision and that they were “trying” to move in the direction of Callahan having a chance to coach more of the offense.

Garrett went on to say that there was no reason to name a play-caller until preseason games get underway in August. Further questions on the topic led to answers that vacillated between naming head coaches who won Super Bowls recently while calling plays and saying that he would have no problem giving up those responsibilities before finally saying that he would have the final say on who would be giving Tony Romo his marching orders in the 2013 season.

In short, you can expect to hear a lot more about who will be calling the plays in Dallas this offseason until the team puts out official word about the responsibilities of Garrett and Callahan.

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8 Responses to “No decision on Cowboys offensive play-caller yet”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    No one on the sideline is quite sure who calls the plays. They just know that they come from “upstairs”.

  2. transam7816 says: Feb 13, 2013 4:17 PM

    “Garrett went on to say that there was no reason to name a play-caller until preseason games get underway in August.”.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Jones announces his decision tomorrow to have Callahan call the plays.

  3. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Feb 13, 2013 4:20 PM

    Sorry but with the emergence of RGIII, the dominance of Eli and the Giants and the coming brilliance of Chip Kelly, the cowboys are now the official cellar-dwellers of the NFC East. Keep whistlin’ in the dark Garrett, eventually you might start believing all this BS

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 13, 2013 4:30 PM

    I imagine no one wants that responsibility because it will be the kiss of death in Jerry’s world. A gurrantee to be fired at the end of next season.

  5. SparkyGump says: Feb 13, 2013 4:59 PM

    Yet another reason the Cowboys will remail to be the mediocre team are. Thanks Jerry!

  6. ilovefoolsball says: Feb 13, 2013 5:02 PM

    Garrett will no longer be calling plays he will get them straight from the owner’s suite.

  7. gurnblanstonreturns says: Feb 13, 2013 6:07 PM

    Hate to give the Cowboys useful advice, but – don’t have a play caller. Tell the team they are down 24 points and let Tony do his backyard quarterback thing. That’s the only time their offense works. Hail!

  8. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    If you have a question, I think you have your answer.

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