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.