Roger Staubach thinks change can benefit Jason Garrett

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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.

15 responses to “Roger Staubach thinks change can benefit Jason Garrett

  1. as an Eagle fan i am pleased about the current Cowboy style it’s kind of like a monkey screwing a football. lol.

  2. It’s only good for Garrett so he can deflect blame if something isn’t working. Cowboys are my team but too much backdoor media responses from them, Just say what you mean and move on.

  3. What a Mess! Reminds me of the Norv Turner days with the redskins and Snyder. They can Blame RGIII for all the mess because Dallas had a good offense but the defense sucked that’s why they canned Wade Phillips. Now the can the guy that replaced him and tinkering with the offense. Boy Skins win one division title and suddenly the grass isn’t green anymore in Dallas. Memo to Garrett Jones is getting ready to can you also.

  4. Ah Roger. Back when it was a real treat to be a Cowboys fan. He was and still is a class act. Hard to believe that the franchise has evolved into what it has under Jerrah’s watch.

  5. Roger,

    It is hopeless in Dallas. Until Jerry decides to leave the wedding, the Cowboys will always be bridesmaids.

  6. Staubach is right the cowboys offense was at its best last year when they ran the no huddle offense. Jason garrett kept holding the offense back with his play calling, and was to predictable
    everytime we went five yards forward we ended up ten yards back,on top of that the oline stunk!

  7. Uh, most of the Cowboys’ comebacks last year (3 of 4 of them?) were the result of Romo going no huddle.

    The Cowboys get in trouble when they have to wait until the end of the play clock every snap while Romo explains Garrett’s long winded play calls to the offense.

  8. The no-huddle requires tip top conditioning and a leader who can operate it. Not as easy as it looks. Roger is a man who towers over the rest of us. This man was a great football player and leader in college and pros.

  9. 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 sometime


    That last line is your little Cowboys barb that I guess is a requirement in every Cowboys article.

    It contradicts EVERYTHING Staubach said in the article.

    He said it was confusing the way they were told, that he read in in a newspaper.

    But he went on to say it did not look like a bad move and that it could be good for Garrett and really good for Rom.

    Christ, Dez was right.

  10. You’re right gammy. That’s all these mainstream types are. It’s football season so they’re going to start taking shots at the boys. It’s really predictable. I was reading the article and just going “wait for it, wait for it.” And there it was.

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