It’s never easy with these guys.
Even though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spilled the beans on the fact Bill Callahan was calling offensive plays this year, and even though Callahan talked about it, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t.
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Garrett refused to confirm that Callahan was taking over the job he had previously held since 2007, saying there was no advantage to saying so.
Callahan tried to soft-pedal the situation which was made awkward strictly by Jones’ handling of it.
“I’m flattered and as I said this a long time ago when we were visiting in January and February, everybody has a stake in this,” Callahan said. “It’s a compliment to our staff and it tells you the way our guys work on the offensive side of the ball. It’s been productive all the way around. I’m really encouraged, I’m honored and just do the best job for our fans and our team.”
Garrett did say he was on board with all the organization’s decisions, which is the thing to say when you’re interested in the continued flow of paychecks into your bank account.
Asked later if he’d like to see information released differently, Garrett replied: “I think you can draw your own conclusions.”
The conclusion every sentient being is drawing is that Jones has cut Garrett off at the knees, creating an unstable situation which has already created hurt feelings, and set the stage for an “every man for himself,” coaching staff.
What could possibly go wrong?