It’s comforting to know that in times of division and strife, there are certain things we can all agree on.
When it comes to the management style of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his team in general, we’re all a little befuddled.
Even Cowboys legend Roger Staubach was caught off guard by the oddball stripping of the Cowboys’ play-calling duties from head coach Jason Garrett, and after months of deliberation, giving them to Bill Callahan.
“I don’t think it’s a bad move,” Staubach said, via Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. “The way they told it to us was a little confusing. No one asked my advice on it. I just read the paper.”
Staubach, being a peacemaker, said he thought the move could benefit Garrett in the long run.
“Jason is a class act. He’s a competitor. And Jerry loves Jason,” Staubach said. “It’s not all bad for Jason to see the bigger picture and not worry about play-calling”
Staubach also said he thinks the Cowboys could benefit from more freedom for Tony Romo.
“If I have an opinion, I would like to see more of the no-huddle offense with Tony Romo,” he said. “I see some of these guys today, Peyton Manning, who are changing plays a lot more than we did in the old days and even calling plays at the line of scrimmage. I would have really loved to call plays at the line of scrimmage if you have a no-huddle offense.
“I think Tony is great at the no-huddle offense. He’s smart. He moves around and keeps the team off guard. And the [opponents are] not bringing in their extra guys. So the no-huddle offense really is not fun for the defense and it’s fun for the offense.”
Considering Romo’s expected to have a bigger role in game-planning this year, it makes sense that he might incorporate it into the scheme.
But no matter what happens, it’s good to know that even Staubach struggles to make sense of the Cowboys as much as the rest of us sometimes.