Welcome to Jason Garrett's domain
The Cowboys head coach is everywhere.
It's as if there are holograms on the practice field because he can watch the offensive line at one moment, spin and look at the linebackers go through drills. One day he spotted an almost imperceptible limp from Tyrone Crawford and quietly summoned an athletic trainer to check out the rookie defensive end who aggravated a calf injury.
He'll offer words of encouragement to a third-team cornerback and playfully jab DeMarcus Ware when the All-Pro outside linebacker is slow to react to a running play.
"Wear him out," Garrett said with Ware smiling back.
He'll throw passes back to the equipment room interns during punt drills and razz Jerry Jones' grandchildren for their shirtless workout prior to practice.
"He notices everything," wide receiver Miles Austin said. "We'll be watching film and he'll be coaching somebody else up and I'm still on film running a route and if I didn't run it the right way I'll be thinking to myself about it and he'll jump up and say, 'Hey, Miles, you could've done this or this.' It's something you don't think he'd catch, but he'll catch it."
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