Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett met with the team for the first time this morning since the Hall of Fame game Sunday night. In that meeting he had “a little bit of a come to Jesus meeting for these young players.”
The key for Garrett was special teams play. He told the young players that they need to understand the standard of playing in the NFL and for one of its marquee (and its most valuable) franchise, the Dallas Cowboys.
“They’ve got the uniform now, right?” Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas. “They’ve got the uni and everybody’s watching, but there’s a responsibility that comes with that.”
DeVonte Holloman had a 75 yard interception return for the Cowboys, that clearly pleased coach Garrett. The penalties problems that have plagued the Cowboys were still hurting the defense like an unnecessary roughness call. Garrett Gavin Escobar and J.J. Wilcox’s effort and enthusiasm but criticized their technique and consistency.
“I think they understand (the responsibility) a little bit more than they did at 8 o’clock this morning,” Garrett said.
Garrett gave up (or was stripped of) play-calling duties to focus on the whole team and it seems like he is doing just that.