Cowboys out-Cowboys themselves, Garrett won’t comment

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?

75 responses to “Cowboys out-Cowboys themselves, Garrett won’t comment

  1. 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.

  2. 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:)

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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….

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. 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……

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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).

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!! 🙂

  23. 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

  24. @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?

  25. 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.

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

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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?”

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

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

  34. Making Life Easier online One24

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

  35. 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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