Ware says Garrett admitted “mistake” to Cowboys


Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has refused to publicly acknowledge that which everyone who follows the NFL believes:  Garrett bungled the closing moments of regulation against the Cardinals last Sunday.

But Garrett privately has admitted the error his players.

In an interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya to be aired on Football Night In America, Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware explained that Garrett owned up to the situation.

“When you think about a coach that comes in that meeting and says, ‘Hey, I made a mistake on that play,’ well, guess what, we need to forget about that,” Ware said.

So if Garrett admitted the mistake to the team, why no admit the mistake to the rest of the world?  That same added respect the players acquired for Garrett would have also applied to most fans.

Instead, plenty of fans have spent all week wondering whether Garrett is the right guy for the job.

10 responses to “Ware says Garrett admitted “mistake” to Cowboys

  1. The rest of the world doesn’t need to know what goes on in the locker room, no matter who the team is.

    He owned up to the team simply because you don’t want THEM doubting you and your play calling.

  2. I don’t think Garrett is concerned with the fans or the media. As long as the players on the team respect him then I think he’ll be alright. However, if this site is concerned about the fans, why don’t you all try smart responsible journalism for a change?

  3. I thought the back story was that the Special Teams coach told Garrett he needed a time out, so he was basically covering for him by saying it wasn’t a mistake. Or maybe it wasn’t a mistake because the Special Teams coach saw something he did not like, which is always possible when Tony Romo is your holder.

    No matter what though, its never good when players are talking locker room stuff to the media.

  4. I don’t like Garrett as the coach of Dallas and hope he gets replaced at the end of the year. That being said, he has never admitted to making a mistake before – there have been many – and his back was against the wall in the case. He obviously screwed up the game, threw his QB under the bus, and this “apology” was more crisis management than anything else. He must of taken a Crisis Management course at Princeton.

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