Nov 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones said Jason Garrett was not calling plays


During the bye week the Dallas Cowboys made some changes to the way they call plays. Essentially, the calls would go from offensive coordinator Bill Gallahan to Jason Garrett, then Tony Romo. The calls used to go from Callahan in the booth to quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson then Romo, because plays can’t go from the booth directly to the quarterback.

That had some thinking that Garrett could change the plays as he sees fit. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told KRLD-FM that wasn’t the case.

“No, I think it’s important to emphasize,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “It’s just not when we’re in empty, obviously that’s Romo all the way. It is real important to know that the confidence we have in Romo, the time he’s spending on Mondays and Tuesdays with coaches, Wednesdays, that inordinate amount of time that he’s right in there designing the game plan. What you saw the other day was Wade Wilson and taking advantage of him up high.”

“First game for him that I can ever remember that he was not on the sideline,” Jones said. “Who’s relaying the play into Tony, so that Tony can decide whether he wants to run it or not really is not as a big a thing as who’s up in that box, looking at the whole field the way you and I watch the game. It’s just a better view. Wade Wilson has such skill, such experience. Tony and Jason both have all that confidence in him. I think he’s found a home up there because you sure can see some things from afar that you don’t see on that sideline.”

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  • Old Frog

    I know every team does it but I wish there were no communications with the QB from the sideline other than at ground level.

  • SmartThinking

    I can’t for the life of me understand why Jerry Jones is saying anything to the media. Do we really need him telling us all that Garrett had nothing to do with the playcalling? I guess it was Jones from the skybox mentally channeling plays to Romo that won the Giants game. Boy. What a egoist!