Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett might or might not be taking a step back as a play-caller. He has yet to make a final decision on that, although he appears to be leaning in the direction of turning the play-calling duties over to offensive coordinator Bill Callahan and become a walk-around head coach. The latter seems more fitting for Garrett. Instead of viewing the possible play-calling change as a step back, it’s more of a natural process for Garrett entering his third full season as head coach. After 8-8 records the past two years and a 21-19 record since taking over midway through the 2010 season, Garrett knows his job is on the line in 2013. He is confident the Cowboys are ready to take the next step and break through because he believes this is finally his team. From a philosophical standpoint, from the players on the roster to the coaching staff and even the dreaded play-calling decision, it will all have Garrett’s stamp. As he prepares for his third draft class, Garrett says his program is firmly in place with his type of guys and 2013 is a big year to take the next step. "Absolutely, that’s why this draft is so critical," Garrett said Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings. "You want to be able to continue to add to the culture we’ve developed the last couple years, and a lot of the culture has to do with who you are as a head coach, who your staff is and what they represent. A lot of it has to do with the people you bring in, the players you bring in, and what they’re all about. We’ve tried to do a really good job of that. We feel good about how we’ve drafted, how we’ve kind of structured our football team, and the kinds of people we’re bringing in.” Only 16 players, including just seven starters, are left on the roster from the team that Garrett took over in 2010.
From top to bottom, Garrett says Cowboys are finally his team
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Mar 21