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January 31, 2013

Jones again spells out benefit of Garrett as overseer head coach and not play-caller

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continues to sell the idea of head coach Jason Garrett as an overseer head coach, and he said it is not a lack of confidence in Garrett’s play-calling that is driving the potential move.

“It has more to do with the positives that go with it, which everybody recognizes, that if you have more time to not be the busiest man in the whole organization – the offensive play-caller – if you have more time to move around on every aspect of the team, early in the week, in the middle of the week and during game-day, there’ll be a tremendous benefit from that,” Jones said in a video posted Thursday on DallasCowboys.com.

Neither Jones nor Garrett have said that the play-calling duties have moved to someone else, but Jones continued to talk openly about the benefits of the move and repeated the idea that it is Garrett behind the move.

“As for being the play-caller for the last six years, it was me that said, ‘Boy, I’d prefer it being the head coach that’s doing the offensive play-calling,’ ” Jones said. “To the extent that he decides that he’d rather do it another way is not a takeaway.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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