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Cowboys out-Cowboys themselves, Garrett won’t comment

Jason Garrett AP

It’s never easy with these guys.

Even though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spilled the beans on the fact Bill Callahan was calling offensive plays this year, and even though Callahan talked about it, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t.

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Garrett refused to confirm that Callahan was taking over the job he had previously held since 2007, saying there was no advantage to saying so.

Callahan tried to soft-pedal the situation which was made awkward strictly by Jones’ handling of it.

“I’m flattered and as I said this a long time ago when we were visiting in January and February, everybody has a stake in this,” Callahan said. “It’s a compliment to our staff and it tells you the way our guys work on the offensive side of the ball. It’s been productive all the way around. I’m really encouraged, I’m honored and just do the best job for our fans and our team.”

Garrett did say he was on board with all the organization’s decisions, which is the thing to say when you’re interested in the continued flow of paychecks into your bank account.

Asked later if he’d like to see information released differently, Garrett replied: “I think you can draw your own conclusions.”

The conclusion every sentient being is drawing is that Jones has cut Garrett off at the knees, creating an unstable situation which has already created hurt feelings, and set the stage for an “every man for himself,” coaching staff.

What could possibly go wrong?

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75 Responses to “Cowboys out-Cowboys themselves, Garrett won’t comment”
  1. tvguy22 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:09 PM

    How ’bout them Cowboys?

    LOL

  2. unbiasfan says: Jun 4, 2013 3:10 PM

    Why is Jason Garett still the head coach if he isn’t the offensive or defensive coordinator?

  3. jacunn2000 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:11 PM

    Oh my Cowboys! My dad is rolling in his grave right now… Jerry is slowly destroying one of the greatest franchises in history. The only thing that will help is if some how my beloved team can win DESPITE Jerry.

  4. citiciti says: Jun 4, 2013 3:11 PM

    The only question is..Will Garrett make it thru the 2013/2014 season?

  5. ninozlatino says: Jun 4, 2013 3:11 PM

    And they call my Eagles the Jets of the NFC?? Uh…yeah right..lol. God bless Jerry Jones may he live to be a hundred and twenty. We may even win a superbowl by then:)

  6. hutch119 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:11 PM

    In a few years some poor PR guy is going to get fired by Jerry’s son for someone else writing about this.

  7. dr227 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:13 PM

    is there anything to suggest that this team is anything more than 9-7 (at best)/fringe playoff team?

  8. Matthew Wright says: Jun 4, 2013 3:13 PM

    Please let this go. There’s no story here. Why should the media know everything a team does?

  9. geniusesq says: Jun 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    This organization is astonishingly entertaining. For better, but mostly for worse.

  10. skinsfaninnebraska says: Jun 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    Dear Jason,

    I feel your pain.

    Signed,
    Jim Zorn

  11. hempoilcures says: Jun 4, 2013 3:15 PM

    Jerry Jones wants to be Al Davis 2.0…..he better watch out for what he wishes for…he is almost at, where Al left off.

  12. sb44champs says: Jun 4, 2013 3:17 PM

    Another dismal season for Armania’s Team thanks to know-it-all Jerry…

  13. bigkat74 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:18 PM

    You know what is really ridiculous is for the media to keep constantly asking the question. Every press conference, same stupid questions, “Who’s calling plays, What’s Romo’s role?” What is gained by announcing or not announcing Callahan will call plays? Other than to feed the meme that Garrett has been emasculated somehow by Jerry…if the media had been paying attention they would have figured out 2 weeks ago that Callahan was calling the plays in practice….

  14. longislandcowboysfan33 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:20 PM

    We’d ALL like to see information distributed differently. Way to take the high road Jason. As a Cowboys fan, I’m so tired of Jerry running his mouth. Best owner, but a head case as a GM.

    Talk about competition, but then you tell Fredrick that he is starting. Then the draft board .. AGAIN! Jerry .. sometimes less is more.

    I wish Stephen would tie him up sometimes in his office.

  15. elimvp says: Jun 4, 2013 3:22 PM

    LOL, this is great.

  16. jimiinpa says: Jun 4, 2013 3:22 PM

    and another ring is added to the circus

  17. truckenlauten says: Jun 4, 2013 3:23 PM

    Another Al Dayis. How sad.

  18. MichaelWrites says: Jun 4, 2013 3:24 PM

    I sure do enjoy watching how ineptly Jones bungles his GM job year after year. Give him a few more years and he’ll be just like Al Davis. Ain’t that right, Callahan?

  19. geniusesq says: Jun 4, 2013 3:27 PM

    I don’t always laugh hysterically at another team, but when I do…….

    It’s the Cowboys.

  20. justsomerandomguy24 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:28 PM

    How can a guy who is so talented as a business man not recognize that he is terrible as a GM?

  21. moerawn says: Jun 4, 2013 3:29 PM

    This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

  22. jwilliamsspf says: Jun 4, 2013 3:30 PM

    Next Head Coach of the Cowboys…Bill Callahan.

  23. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Jun 4, 2013 3:31 PM

    Yup you’re right Darrin. He owes YOU an explanation. You somehow have earned it and I can’t believe his nerve not giving it to you.

  24. calizcowboyz says: Jun 4, 2013 3:32 PM

    jimmy never called the plays. norv did.
    billacheat doesnt call the plays, his oc does.
    wheres the big fricken deal here?

    jason as oc finished 6th in the league last year and this is bad why?
    His starting rb injured missing 8 games, and his oline in rebuild mold.
    ooooookay but jason sucs. buy a clue then get back to us.
    bill took the raiders to the super bowl, not many teams can say that. a team as a whole having input
    sounds perfect. better oline, your starting running back healthy and you go from being 6th to first!
    GO COWBOYZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. redbirdsrising says: Jun 4, 2013 3:33 PM

    Jerry Jones, the man who fired all three coaches who ever won superbowls for his franchise. Stay Classy!

  26. fissels says: Jun 4, 2013 3:34 PM

    This is the media stirring up trouble as well as Jerry
    not knowing when to shut up.

  27. johndont says: Jun 4, 2013 3:34 PM

    Jerry, Jerry, Jerry and Judge Judy – That’s it. My world is complete. I love my life.

  28. geniusesq says: Jun 4, 2013 3:35 PM

    Somewhere Tim Brown laughs.

  29. stopmakingexcuses says: Jun 4, 2013 3:37 PM

    And the circus continues.

  30. mrbigass says: Jun 4, 2013 3:39 PM

    Cowbungles!

    It’s honestly amazing to watch people you assume are intelligent because, well they’ve amassed a fortune.

    Yet they never cease to baffle us with the horrible decisions they make day after day……

  31. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain says: Jun 4, 2013 3:41 PM

    You people in the media are funny. When Parcells was there, there were 3 different people calling out gameday plays (network tv often commented on this) and it was never certain who was the actual play-caller. It was treated as though it was the magic of Parcells or something. Remove Parcells and they now act like its dysfunction when the same thing happens.

  32. fmwarner says: Jun 4, 2013 3:42 PM

    The Cowboys are my favorite reality show.

  33. calizcowboyz says: Jun 4, 2013 3:42 PM

    by the way clueless haters, like facts?

    Jerrys drafts =
    Dware = probowler.
    Spencer = probowler
    Jenkings = probowler
    Austin = probowler
    Romo = probowler
    Witten = probowler
    Barber the 3rd = beast
    Ratt = blue chip
    Smith = blue chip
    Lee = blue chip (soon to be probowler)
    Carter = blue chip
    DEZ BRYANT = Stud (soon to be probowler)
    Claiborne = blue chip (soon to be probowler)

    AGAIN CLULESS haters how does jerry suc????
    All these studs in the past 10 years, and only
    getting better. VERY UN AL DAVIS LIKE!
    Jerry has finally learned from the cap.

    Does anyone mention that the great andy ried
    from the shegals blew TWO FIRST round picks on olinemen in the past few years (Watkins & Justice)
    Yea but jerry sucs! LMAO!

  34. CowboyErik says: Jun 4, 2013 3:43 PM

    This season has disaster written all over it and it’s the easiest schedule I’ve seen in a decade

  35. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 3:47 PM

    For a billionare JJ is pretty foolish

  36. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jun 4, 2013 3:53 PM

    The perfect ending to this season would be the Cowboys losing in the SB and Romo and Witten saying Bill purposefully threw the game to (Harbaugh, Belichick, Fox).

  37. johanvil says: Jun 4, 2013 3:58 PM

    Jerry Jones at his best.

  38. Kaz says: Jun 4, 2013 3:59 PM

    He’s set up the staff for Gruden, but will Gruden really want to work in the environment Jerrah has established? Way to screw it up for the next coach.

  39. whatnojets says: Jun 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    justsomerandomguy24 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:28 PM

    How can a guy who is so talented as a business man not recognize that he is terrible as a GM?
    ————————————————

    The owner disagrees with you above statement

  40. annapterp says: Jun 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    The Ravens dodged a bullet 5 years ago when Garrett turned down the job! How thankful we have Harbaugh over this loser!

  41. w0rkh0lic1 says: Jun 4, 2013 4:05 PM

    As a Skins fan it’s nice to see Jerry make the “Jim Zorn Mistake” on his own team. He neutered his head coach’s authority publicly. Jerry Jones is turning into the next Al Davis, no patience and he’s publicly making a fool of himself with some of his decision making. We will see how this season plays out, but it’s already turning into a circus atmosphere and its not even preseason.

  42. brassknuckles47 says: Jun 4, 2013 4:08 PM

    Hold it! Listen closely, Jason Garrett…….do you hear the sound of TAPS playing?

  43. 1oldpro says: Jun 4, 2013 4:10 PM

    One commenter observed that Jerry is the best owner but a disaster as a GM.
    If he hired himself as a disaster of a GM, how is he the Best Owner?

  44. cdvalenti says: Jun 4, 2013 4:16 PM

    Did the way they handled this decision suck? Yeah, of course. But why is no one even discussing the decision made? I personally feel that Garret was a poor play-caller and I am looking forward to Callahan behind the steering wheel. Jerry might have Jerry-ed the process, but the decision was a good one.

  45. justintuckrule says: Jun 4, 2013 4:19 PM

    calizcowboyz says:
    Jun 4, 2013 3:42 PM
    by the way clueless haters, like facts?

    Jerrys drafts =
    Dware = probowler……………….
    —————————-
    Just proves that Cowboy fans are the only dopes who vote for the pro bowl.

    Case in point -> Didn’t Roy Williams (safety) make the pro bowl a bunch of years in a row?

  46. bearflagfan says: Jun 4, 2013 4:22 PM

    This same media group was critical of Norv Turner when he was at the Chargers, saying it was too much being both HC and OC.

  47. str8cashhomey says: Jun 4, 2013 4:25 PM

    media manufactured drama…..and the public falls for it again.

    this team went 8-8 with a massive amount of injuries…yet you would think they are the worst team in the nfl the way people talk.

    i guarantee the cowboys make the playoffs this year.

  48. eustus says: Jun 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    What a crock! As IF Bill Callahan would have ANY part of a dysfunctional, every man for himself coaching environment created by a meddeling, ego-maniacal owner.

  49. tdl8 says: Jun 4, 2013 4:53 PM

    jacunn2000 says:
    Jun 4, 2013 3:11 PM
    Oh my Cowboys! My dad is rolling in his grave right now… Jerry is slowly destroying one of the greatest franchises in history. The only thing that will help is if some how my beloved team can win DESPITE Jerry.
    ——————————————–
    Slowly destroying “one of the greatest franchises” in history?

    HaHaHa! America’s “Band Wagon” Team won the Super Bowl in 1996 and have been terrible from 1997-2012! 2013 won’t be any better either because they are turning into the NFC version of the Jets! Circus clowns and all!
    Sorry, but that isn’t slowly destroying the team, that is a CRASH and BURN with no survivors!

    Long live Jerry Jones!! :)

  50. flyyseven says: Jun 4, 2013 4:54 PM

    I’m so sick of Jerry Jones old ass,Bill Callahan sucks as a coach and he’s calling plays,Garret irks me but I trust him more calling plays ,another season down the drain

  51. SparkyGump says: Jun 4, 2013 4:58 PM

    Until enough fans start boycotting Jerry Jones by not giving him a dime of their money, things will never change.

  52. thepragmaticcowboy says: Jun 4, 2013 5:06 PM

    @calizcowboyz

    Actually, Romo and Austin were not drafted, they were free agents.

    So that leaves 4 pro bowlers on your list that Jerry has drafted. Great track record?

  53. dcnr226 says: Jun 4, 2013 5:17 PM

    What doesn’t Jerry Jones understand..it’s not Garrett, it’s Romo. He’s just not that good.

  54. drez146 says: Jun 4, 2013 5:18 PM

    Two words

    Train wreck

  55. wfi801 says: Jun 4, 2013 5:33 PM

    What would make this even better is at the end of the year, Jerry fires Garrett and hires Rex Ryan after the Jets can him.

  56. granadafan says: Jun 4, 2013 5:42 PM

    The Boyz are the Jets of the Southwest with the Al Davis of owners. Yikes, what a combination.

  57. mn2long says: Jun 4, 2013 5:51 PM

    cdvalenti says:

    “Did the way they handled this decision suck? Yeah, of course. But why is no one even discussing the decision made? I personally feel that Garret was a poor play-caller and I am looking forward to Callahan behind the steering wheel. Jerry might have Jerry-ed the process, but the decision was a good one.”

    No need to be a Cowboys apologist. Jerry doesn’t care if Cowboys fans think he’s an idiot or not. What you’re not understanding is that Jerry has emasculated his coach in front of a group of men that it is nearly impossible to gain respect from by going to the media with this. He doesn’t understand that the HC will NEVER get full respect from his players or his assistants when he constantly undermines them. He has done this to every coach not named Johnson and that’s only because Jimmy quit when Jerry shot his mouth off because he read the writing on the wall. His attempt at damage control/spin to the media backfired. He doesn’t understand that he has no obligation to let the media in on the inner workings of the team. He was attempting to pacify a fanbase that was up on arms about Garrett and it blew up in his face.

  58. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 4, 2013 6:10 PM

    Lame ginger duckling.

  59. kerryc21realty says: Jun 4, 2013 6:23 PM

    Can’t wait for the skins to knock them out of the playoffs again… If they are even in contention

  60. bobl242 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:37 PM

    calizcowboyz says: Jun 4, 2013 3:42 PM

    by the way clueless haters, like facts?

    Jerrys drafts =
    Dware = probowler.
    Spencer = probowler
    Jenkings = probowler
    Austin = probowler
    Romo = probowler
    Witten = probowler
    Barber the 3rd = beast
    Ratt = blue chip
    Smith = blue chip
    Lee = blue chip (soon to be probowler)
    Carter = blue chip
    DEZ BRYANT = Stud (soon to be probowler)
    Claiborne = blue chip (soon to be probowler)

    AGAIN CLULESS haters how does jerry suc????
    All these studs in the past 10 years, and only
    getting better. VERY UN AL DAVIS LIKE!
    Jerry has finally learned from the cap.

    Does anyone mention that the great andy ried
    from the shegals blew TWO FIRST round picks on olinemen in the past few years (Watkins & Justice)
    Yea but jerry sucs! LMAO!
    ———————————————————-
    All those studs drafted by Jerry Jones? Where has it gotten them? How many Super Bowls? How about Playoffs? Check their record for the last 10 years. Not that great. Team isn’t as good as you would like to think.

  61. gbpakrfan says: Jun 4, 2013 6:48 PM

    Jerry Jones = Al Davis

  62. herrcules13 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:55 PM

    Pretty sure what I heard in the press conference was that Garrett was asked if he and Jerry go about releasing information in different ways. Which should’ve been answered with, “Have you only been doing this for ten minutes, you moron?”

  63. thefiesty1 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:17 PM

    Nothing new, same old CowBabies.

  64. upperdecker19 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:26 PM

    Dave Campo demands an explanation

  65. seabreezes51 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:27 PM

    GM/Head Coach Jones is doing a great job. I hope,he lives forever!

  66. farvite says: Jun 4, 2013 7:45 PM

    Keep at it Jerrah!!

    If the Bucs and Saints can win a Super Bowl, so can you.

  67. bert1913 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:49 PM

    jerry jones the owner would have fired jerry jones the gm a long time ago. then jerry jones the gm wouldn’t even get an interview with another team the rest of his life.

    p.s. even jerry’s son see how bad his dad is at gm and would hire qualified people to run the team.

  68. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 4, 2013 9:14 PM

    It’s a ventriloquist act for Jerry and Jason is the Dummy.

  69. dirtybird28 says: Jun 4, 2013 10:19 PM

    Garrett tries to instill the “hush” tactics, while JJ shows them all the secrets. gotta love it.

  70. phillyphannn83 says: Jun 4, 2013 10:33 PM

    6 wins at best

  71. Making Life Easier online One24 says: Jun 4, 2013 11:50 PM

    LOL!! I love laughing at the Cowboys!!! Haa haaa haa !! Man it makes my day to see them lose! Hell my weekend is complete to see these fools lose! They suck! And Romo OOOO NOOO!! Throws interception after interception. It looks sweet! Keep it up jerry I love how you run the team. And OOO Before you gave Romo $100 Million dollars should’nt you have look to see about the cyst?? Well oooo well Tebow has the same stats as romo in playoffs and played less years and he can’t even get on a team !!! LOL!! But Romo Gets $100 million haa haa haa!! This Team is a JOKE!

  72. therealhazer says: Jun 5, 2013 12:26 AM

    You poor Cowboys fans. Jimmy was so right.

  73. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Jun 5, 2013 3:34 AM

    Jerry Jones is certainly working his Howard Hughes/Charles Montgomery Burns mojo this year.

  74. str8cashhomey says: Jun 5, 2013 9:03 AM

    Making Life Easier online One24

    did you really need to post that same sad rant on two cowboy articles?

  75. Making Life Easier online One24 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:30 PM

    To str8cashhomey

    Yes I do to make it clear that it looks like Tim Tebow done better than Romo and cant find a job! But Romo the OOOO NOOO!!! Gets $100 million for one playooff since he’s been there. Now thats facts if you don’t like the facts get over it. OOOO One more nugget he is signed for 6 years and that makes you lose 6 more years with salary cap issues and that makes you the worse team ever with that many loses for years!!! LOL!! Rofl !!! That will be over 23 years!! From 1996 is the last you ever been relevent haa haa!! You may need to call irvin and emmit back and aikman. ROFL!! @ THEM BOYS!! KEEP IT UP JERRY WE LOVE YA!!! LOVE SEEN THESE LOSERS LOSE!! WHAT A HORRIBLE TEAM!!

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