Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s no dummy.
He knows Dez Bryant remains his best chance of scoring a lot of points. He also knows who’s signing the checks.
After owner Jerry Jones made a not-subtle suggestion to his coaching staff to get Bryant the ball more, Garrett said he too would like to see Bryant more involved.
Bryant was targeted just twice against the Saints, and Garrett told reporters today that he wasn’t satisfied with that.
“The other night, we were not,” Garrett said, via Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think he got two. Typically, he’s gotten many more than that, and I think his production speaks for itself that way. But he’s one of those players you want to make sure you give him chances.”
Bryant is generally targeted much more frequently, including more than 10 times in four games.
“Dez is, I think, targeted as much as anybody on our team,” Garrett said. “I know he and Witt [tight end Jason Witten] are the ones who are typically targeted as much as anybody, and for obvious reasons. He’s a play-making type player for us and has been, so you want to make sure you give him chances, and we have to make sure we do that week in and week out.
“And one of the issues in the game the other night is we just didn’t have as many snaps as we typically do. They had over 80 and we had just north of 40, so that limits your opportunities. Having said that, he’s one of those players you need to try in every way you can to get the ball in his hands and we’ll continue to try to do that.”
And if they don’t want the owner calling the plays himself, they better make sure it gets done.