Mar 26, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' Garrett: ‘You don’t want to build your team with guys based on what they’ve done in the past’


The Dallas Cowboys made a controversial decision to move on from outside linebacker and defensive end DeMarcus Ware. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett spoke about the situation and the mentality moving forward.

“You always want to infuse your team with young talent,’’ Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “You’re always trying to build your team for now and for going forward. You don’t want to build your team with guys based on what they’ve done in the past. It’s based on what they can do now for your team and what they can do going forward for your team.

“That’s not a commentary on anyone we’ve let go. We feel like DeMarcus Ware has a lot of good football left in him. We feel like Jason Hatcher has a lot of good football left in him. Those are the two marquee guys we’re talking about.

“But we had to make an organizational decision in a salary-cap era, given our salary-cap circumstances. Again, we felt like these are the best moves for our team now and moving forward.’’

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  • Ed

    Where was this mentality in wears past?!?! Jones (the younger) must be taking over a greater chunk than we thought.

  • Scott.

    I don’t know where this wisdom is coming from, but I have to say I like it.

  • SmartThinking

    Garrett’s sudden epiphany is old news to 31 other NFL teams.

    Does anyone think Belichek would apologize to the world for firing a player like Ware if he wasn’t performing?