When you're the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, there are going to be distractions. Jason Garrett has dealt with his share in his two and half seasons leading the club, with the most recent being the perception that team owner and general manager Jerry Jones was responsible for making all of the coaching staff changes over the last month.
One question still remains up in the air: Who will call offensive plays next season? Jones seems to want Garrett to give up play-calling duties, but Garrett hasn't publicly made a final decision.
If former NFL head coach Herm Edwards was in Garrett's position, he said Tuesday that he wouldn't give up that responsibility.
"If I'm Jason Garrett, I'm calling the plays. That's Jason Garrett's strength," Edwards said on 103.3 [KESN-FM]. "That's what he does. That's why he was hired, because he was a good play caller. Let's not lose sight of that now.
"By the way, he is the head coach. I get to call the shots. Now what's Jerry going to do, fire him because he wants to call the plays? ‘OK, then fire me. I'm calling the plays.'"
In terms of the perception that Jones made the coaching changes without input from Garrett, Edwards said the players are aware of the situation and that's "the sad part" for Garrett.
"He sits there with the whistle, with the hat," Edwards said. "He stands out in front of the media and has to talk after the game — before Jerry gets to them. And the players know. And that's the hard part because you don't give the head coach a lot of authority. You're taking his authority away.
Former coach to Garrett: Don't give up control!
Fox Sports Southwest | Mar 2