Jason Garrett doesn't usually say a lot about anything, but he couldn't stop raving about his dream weekend.
Calvin Hill, a consultant with the Cowboys player development department, asked Garrett if he would like to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. (Hill's son, Grant, played at Duke.)
"He said, 'You need to go see Coach K,'" Garrett said at the combine Thursday. "And I said, 'Don’t ask me twice.' As soon as that was made available, we made sure we had time to do it."
Garrett spent last weekend in Durham, N.C., watching Coach K work. The new Cowboys coach attended a Duke practice and attended the Blue Devils' 79-57 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday night.
Garrett said he learned, not just about coaching, but about leading people from the legendary coach.
"I would make the argument that any organization – family, church, business, ice cream shop, football team, basketball program – if you can get what they’ve been doing there and somehow get it in the organization it’s a good thing because he’s done that," Garrett said. "That was the impression. It was so seamless in its execution of everything, and then it was so personal – so personal – and everyone responds to it."
-- Charean Williams