|We still don't know who will call Dallas' offensive plays. (Getty Images)|
If you're confused about who's going to be calling the offensive plays next season for the Cowboys, join the club -- which apparently includes the Cowboys and coach Jason Garrett.
Last month, owner Jerry Jones revealed that Garrett wouldn't be the one to call plays -- seemingly a big loss of power for a coach who might be on the hot seat in 2013 -- and Garrett responded by saying, “It's never been hell or high water that I have to call the plays.”
On Wednesday, Garrett held a press conference -- in which he filibustered his opening statement for more than 25 minutes -- and, naturally, the play-calling issue was brought up by reporters. They didn't get much of an answer.
“As we go, we'll work through it,” Garrett said, via the The Dallas Morning News. “We trust the process, and we're pretty confident we'll get it right.”
Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan is supposedly the one who will be calling Dallas' plays next season, but that's not a certainty quite yet. In fact, Garrett also said he didn't have to make a decision on that until the first preseason game (that's great; I'm sure he'll love entertaining questions on this matter for the next six months).
But Garrett also tried to make it clear that he is the one who will decide who calls plays.
“It's a collective process,” he said. “We gameplan together. It's not like everyone sits around and I come up with the gameplan. That's not how we operate. We have never operated that way. I think it's stupid to operate that way. When you have great resources on your staff, you try to rely on those resources during the week and during the ballgame.
“That's always how we've done it. It's worked pretty well for us.”
Well, “pretty well” is a subjective term, considering Garrett could be in trouble with his boss (some, though, would say that's ridiculous) and had to fire his defensive coordinator. It's also not completely believable that Garrett willingly gave up his role in calling plays but then gets to be the sole decider on who will succeed him.
But, hey, if it works and the Cowboys make the playoffs and he's still their coach in 2014, I'm sure Garrett will be pleased with this new arrangement.
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