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July 29, 2013

Gotcha: Jason Garrett plays a joke on reporters during his daily press conference

Jason Garrett played a joke on the reporters in his daily press conference Monday.

He was asked at what point in the week the team will start deciding on playing time for the Hall of Fame Game. Garrett, notoriously reluctant to reveal anything he doesn’t have to, had everyone’s attention when he began his answer like this: “We had those conversations two weeks ago, and we outlined everybody’s playing status. We made that public.”

He stopped. Silence hung in the air.

He curled his finger, put it near his mouth and made a motion like a fish caught on a hook.

He couldn't hold back his smile. He had “hooked” the media, which should have remembered from just days earlier with the Tony Romo questions that he had said the staff hadn’t had any meetings about that yet.

He laughed as knowing smiles spread.

“You guys were locked into that answer,” he said.

And then, just to properly answer the question, he said, “We will have those conversations later this week.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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