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Garrett gives his guys a day at the beach

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Training camp was literally a day at the beach for the Cowboys yesterday, after coach Jason Garrett delivered for his players.

And according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Garrett may have used a little coach’s discretion in doing so.

Garrett split his players into six groups, giving each group a quarterback, who had to hit the crossbar from 35 yards out. They all missed, even trick-shot artist Alex Tanney.

But then Garrett stepped to the line, and declared his second attempt a hit, even though some thought it might have missed.

“Why is it disputed?” Garrett said with a laugh. “It looked like the crossbar to me.”

“It’s fun,” linebacker Sean Lee said. “Coach Garrett is unbelievable to play for, not only from a motivational standpoint for football, but for making it great, making it fun for us.”

Garrett said the work was deserved, throwing his guys a bone after a good day of work. And while it’s a small gesture, it’s the kind of thing that players remember.

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25 Responses to “Garrett gives his guys a day at the beach”
  1. riverace19 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:47 AM

    The cowboys will have plenty of beach time starting in January.

  2. floratiotime says: Aug 15, 2013 10:47 AM

    Jason Garrett looks really weird in that pic.

  3. jessejames182 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:47 AM

    No rewording biblical stories for cheap shots Darin? Why are you stopping now?

  4. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Aug 15, 2013 10:53 AM

    Sometimes it’s not so easy to rip off other sites’ content and re-word it. This is one of those cases. You didn’t even bother to check that your article made sense, despite co-opting entire phrases from the source material.

  5. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 15, 2013 10:54 AM

    Can anyone decode what this story said? Why were their six groups? Why are their six quarterbacks? Were they told they could go to the beach if somebody hit the crossbar? What do you mean the work was deserved? There seems to be some information missing here.

  6. justinstuckrule says: Aug 15, 2013 10:55 AM

    I’ve always admired Jason Garrett. He was a classy guy for the Giants and he’s always been a very underrated coach. You guys like to hate on him but I’d be happy if he got the Giants job next year after Coughlin retires.

  7. shayeezy says: Aug 15, 2013 10:57 AM

    “Garrett said the work was deserved, throwing his guys a bone after a good day of work.”

    do us a favor and proofread your work at least once, please.

  8. sikoix says: Aug 15, 2013 11:01 AM

    This sounds like something “Good Brody” would do.

  9. Mr. C says: Aug 15, 2013 11:02 AM

    The Cowboys have been really turning up the intensity at practice lately and getting after each other on the opposite sides of the ball. This is team building, that is all.

  10. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2013 11:04 AM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Aug 15, 2013 10:54 AM

    Can anyone decode what this story said? Why were their six groups? Why are their six quarterbacks? Were they told they could go to the beach if somebody hit the crossbar? What do you mean the work was deserved? There seems to be some information missing here

    Ease up Rick, you’re sounding a little too much like “Thestrategyexpert”

  11. bigbenh8tr says: Aug 15, 2013 11:04 AM

    We also need to note that the team had just learned about the passing of rookie JJ Wilcox’s mother. He had missed a couple of days to attend to family needs. From video and interviews I’ve seen I think this team has much more maturity and comradery than recent teams of displayed, so I think this was a great move by Garrett.

  12. granadafan says: Aug 15, 2013 11:10 AM

    Guys, it’s hard to proofread when you’re flat out copying other people’s work.

  13. daysend564 says: Aug 15, 2013 11:13 AM

    They had to give them the day off. They don’t have any guards to dress.

  14. brutus9448 says: Aug 15, 2013 11:29 AM

    We’ll see what they think come january

  15. bathroombenlovemachine says: Aug 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    After the trip to the beach Jason Garrett and his coaching staff will watch DeMarcus Ware and Dez Bryant take a shower together. Jason thinks Tony Romo has nice man hooters too

  16. nonetruerthanblue says: Aug 15, 2013 11:31 AM

    So…in other words…the accuracy of ALL your quarterbacks suck and you gave them a day off because of it.

  17. hgamatt says: Aug 15, 2013 11:38 AM

    If they had put another NFC East jersey on the crossbar and told Romo it was week 17, he’d nail it on the first try.

  18. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    A BEACH TRIP IN AUGUST BEFORE THE SEASON AND A FISHING TRIP IN JANUARY SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT

  19. notoriousjebus says: Aug 15, 2013 12:01 PM

    He’s just getting his team prepared for post week 17 action. You know, teaching them beach safety and such, so everyone makes it back safely for the cowboys 8-8 2014 season.

  20. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Aug 15, 2013 12:37 PM

    The best they are going to do this year is 7-9 no matter how hard they practice, so they might as well take the day off.

  21. ilovemyringlessfranchise says: Aug 15, 2013 12:51 PM

    What’s wrong with you guys? If you’re looking for better writing, go read the New York Times. It’s a football website.

    Here’s the story:

    Jason Garrett, coach of the Dallas Cowboys, played a fun little game and then told his guys they could have a day at the beach.

    Lighten up already.

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 15, 2013 1:16 PM

    Few know that Jason has a twin brother John who is a TV evangelist. (photo)

  23. irishnativeson says: Aug 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    Does the name Max Headroom ring a bell? Probably not a very good omen for Cowboys fans either. The “85″ Cowboys went 10-6 and lost in the divisional playoffs 0-20 to the L.A. Rams. Damn I’m gettin old.

  24. dbones641 says: Aug 16, 2013 9:19 AM

    First of all, people like “bathroombenlovemachine” with his shower comment, need to stop posting, seriously. I don’t mind a little batter towards the cowboys every now and then, obviously there is going to be hater’s, that’s not the issue here. But if your comments have NO relevance towards the article at hand, or contribute any feedback that begins a debate, you need to go somewhere else. I can already tell your football knowledge is non-existent, along with your intelligence level probably being just as low for that matter.

    So now that we cleared that up, yes J.J. Wilcox’s mother just passed and this was a great thing for Garrett to do. There is very few days from now until the end of the season where they will get a day off and this was an excellent time for one. It brings the team together and gives them some much needed rest in the middle of the preseason. Good job Jason.

  25. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 17, 2013 4:16 AM

    It’s called “team building” when your teams are winning championships but if they are going 8-8 and missing the playoffs, it’s called “goofing around”.

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