It's clockwork for Jason Garrett


IRVING, Texas -- You’ve heard about some of the changes Jason Garrett has made since taking over for Wade Phillips -- jackets and ties on the road trips, standing along the sideline for the national anthem, full-pad practices on Wednesdays -- not he’s added new digital clocks at the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch facility.

“Yeah, those schoolhouse clocks are a nice touch,” Garrett said. “They were charming but sometimes they weren’t that accurate. We’re looking for accuracy.”

He related a story from his playing days in which the minute hand would not turn past 52 and led to some tardiness.

Now the players have one less excuse if they are late to meetings.

“You just got to be there when the meetings start,” Garrett said, “and the digital clocks are very clear as to when those meetings start.”