Jones: Experience around Garrett a plus

March, 5, 2014
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IRVING, Texas – Just as a reminder, Jason Garrett is the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys even if he will no longer be as involved in his specialty (offense), while spending more time in the defensive room in 2014.

But owner and general manager Jerry Jones has made it seem as if Garrett has needed training wheels to be a head coach far too often.

Garrett has three former NFL head coaches on his staff in passing game coordinator Scott Linehan (St. Louis Rams), defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli (Detroit Lions) and offensive coordinator Bill Callahan (Oakland Raiders).

He has two more college head coaches on his staff in receivers coach Derek Dooley and assistant head coach/defense Monte Kiffin. Special teams coach Rich Bisaccia interviewed for two head coaching vacancies in the offseason (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns).

“He encourages and welcomes and seeks out the idea of having those experienced head coaches involved,” Jones said from at the recent NFL scouting combine. “You add that to Monte Kiffin and we have a staff of resources to Jason that are really impressive. For Jason’s future, to have these head coaches, these people who’ve go the experience in what they’re doing, Mike Pope included, this is the greatest way in the world to put into Jason’s computer great head coaching experience.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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