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November 05, 2013

Jason Garrett says his relinquishing of play-calling duties has been "a good thing" for the team

For the first time in his head coaching career, Jason Garrett isn't the play-caller. He turned those duties over to Bill Callahan in the off-season.

Garrett said Monday that his new role as walk-around head coach has been good for him and good for the team. 

"I think it’s been a good thing," Garrett said. "It’s something that we’ve tried to do since I became the head coach, coming from the coordinator position. They’re two full-time jobs, and in order to do each of them well, you have to focus on really every aspect of them. They’re only so many hours in the day, so since I became the head coach, I was always trying to delegate some of the responsibilities I had within the coordinator position and within some of the head coaching responsibilities that I had. So now I can be more focused on some of the head coaching stuff. Certainly, I’m in all of the meetings on offense and many of the meetings on defense during the week. With the installations of the plays, I’m involved in all that. But you need to delegate and more importantly empower the people around you to do those jobs. We’ve done that. I think that structure has worked well for us. That doesn’t mean that because we’re in that structure, everything is going to be perfect. We need to keep working hard to make whatever structure we use the best it can be for our players to execute ball plays."

-- Charean Williams

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