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October 29, 2012

Garrett says Cowboys willing to work with Bryant to improve consistency

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the team remains willing to work with receiver Dez Bryant in search of big plays while offering corrections on his recurring mistakes.

Bryant fumbled a punt in Sunday’s 29-24 loss to the New York Giants and erroneously tweaked a route that led to one of four interceptions thrown by quarterback Tony Romo. An errant route by Bryant also led to a pick-six in the team’s 34-18 loss to the Bears on Oct. 1.

“It’s about recognizing that he can do these (good) things and correcting the other things, making sure you put him in position where he’s going to do what he’s supposed to do on a consistent basis,” Garrett said of Bryant, who has 41 catches for 488 yards and two touchdowns this season. “That’s with Dez. That’s with everybody on our team. You try to emphasize their strengths and make sure you don’t put them in situations they can’t handle. It’s a balancing act for every guy …. Dez is a play-making type guy who has improved greatly as a player over the last couple of years.”

Although Garrett declined to speculate about whether Bryant would continue to return punts, he stressed that the third-year player is making progress as a receiver.

“We trust him to run the right routes or the routes that we ask him to do. He needs to do that on a more consistent basis,” Garrett said. “He’s gotten a heck of a lot better at it this season.”

Bryant was replaced as a punt returner Sunday after losing a fumble at the Cowboys’ 15-yard line one week after coaches admonished him for using poor judgment in that role against Carolina. Asked Monday about seeing Bryant as a punt returner in the future, Garrett said: “I don’t want to make any definitive statements about how we’re going to use guys. Certainly, the play he had (against New York) was not a good play for our football team.”

_ Jimmy Burch

 

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Lenny, I couldn't have said it better!

Hey Garrett...... how about BENCHING BRYANT GETTING RID OF OGLEBALL & FELIX THE CAT AND USING JAMES HANNA & COLE BEASLEY??? WHY HAS YOUNG HANNA NOT BEEN INTRODUCED TO DEFENSES IN TWO TE PACKAGES WITH JASON WITTEN??? HANNA IS FAST YOUNG HAS GOOD HANDS AND CATCHES PASSES. HANNA WAS WIDE OPEN TO SCORE EASILY AGAINST MARIA'S MOB IN THAT SELF SLAUGHTER GAME AT HOME. IF GM/OWNER GUS JONES IS FORCING YOU TO USE FELIX THE CAT OGLEBALL & BRYANT YOU ARE DONE GARRETT. CAPUT! THESE PLAYERS ARE THE MAIN PROBLEM AS WELL AS THE FAILURE TO RUN RUN RUN MORE USING BOTH TANNER & DUNBAR. GARRETT REPEAT AFTER ME HANNA HANNA HANNA HANNA.....

Garrett doesnt want to make any definitive statements about who will return punts because he needs to check with Jerry first.

How about Garrett having some onions and the next time Dez drops an easy pass or fumbles or runs a wrong route...how about he is yanked out of the game and doesnt see another play the rest of the game? How about that? How about showing some authority and making people accountable for their mistakes? This is why Jason Garrett simply will not make it here as the head coach. He has absolutely no clue how to hold players accountable.
Here is a math equation for you.

Jerry Jones + J.Garrett + T.Romo = 7-9

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