If you listened to the Jason Garrett press conference on Monday, despite the fact that his elevation to head coach was not official, he certainly sounded like the head coach. A sample of that is to come.
But one of the things Garrett said helped him implement a plan at midseason was that he had gone through interviews for several other jobs, including Atlanta and Baltimore in recent years.
“I thought about it because I was in those situations and you had to express your plan to other people about how you would do things,” Garrett said, “and having gone through that process and having had to articulate that to different people was an important thing for me. Now, it’s different when, ‘OK, now we are on, the game has started’ and you have to try to implement those and you try to implement them as best you can. But I think those interviews that I went through were helpful to me.”
Now here’s where Garrett gives a hint about being certain to be the next Cowboys coach. “I think it’s difficult in the middle of the season to implement everything you want to,” he said. “I think the best thing that our football did was once that decision was made on that Monday afternoon we came in on Wednesday morning and got going in that direction and I give our coaches and players credit for doing that. Obviously, going forward we will continue to implement the changes in regards to the offseason and how we do training camp and some of those things.”
The key words are in italic for emphasis. Sounds like Garrett is planning to stay at Valley Ranch awhile.
-- Jan Hubbard