BACK PAT ALERT: Two months ago I - and a few others - predicted that if the Cowboys' missed the playoffs their primary "big" offseason changes would be to fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and to strip Jason Garrett of play calling duties and hand those to offensive assistant Bill Callahan.
Time to go to Vegas and put some of this genius to work.
As expected, Jerry Jones and Coach Process have "agreed" to let Callahan call the plays.
This is how the conversation went down:
Jerry Jones: "Jason, we're going to have Bill Callahan call the plays next season."
Jason Garrett: "Excellent decision, sir."
This is not the world's worst decision, but it is rather ironic.
Shortly after Bill Parcells resigned as this team's head coach in January of 2007 the first person Jerry sought was Miami Dolphins' quarterbacks coach Jason Garrett. Then Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga did not want to just let Garrett go. In fact, he didn't have to let him out of his contract.
"It was under the caveat that he’d call the plays," Jerry Jones told me at Cowboys' training camp in 2007. "Wayne said, ‘I really want him to be the coordinator. I really want him to be the play-caller. If so, I’ll let him come down there.’"
Jerry specifically hired Garrett away from the Dolphins to be his team's offensive coordinator and to call the plays. Today, he wants someone other than Jason Garrett to call the plays.
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