Aug 29, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett calls a play during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones Takes Play-Calling Duties Away From Jason Garrett


A bizarre offseason in Dallas with uncertainty looming for all staff members has just taken it’s latest turn. The latest member of the Cowboys organization to lose a lot of power is head coach Jason Garrett.

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has stripped Garrett of his play-calling duties. Offensive coordinator/line coach Bill Callahan will now take over the play-calling duties.

Last week, Garrett’s brother, John, left the Cowboys coaching staff to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It seems increasingly likely that Jones has a plan up his sleeve and that he is setting up for a backdoor move that would send Garrett out the door in Dallas with a replacement ready to be named. There is no certainty to those rumors, but the chance that Garrett will be the Cowboys head coach in 2013 appears to be decreasing.

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  • gospursgo

    I’m surprised Jones himself isn’t taking over the play calling. He thinks he knows it all.

  • Stephen Watson

    Smartest thing Jones did ,now send Troy Aikman wanna b packing and bring in Gruden , Brian Billick or COWHER . Then Jerry can sit up in his suite with no worries just RINGS !!