Monday, March 5, 2012
No bounty program on the Cowboys
By Calvin Watkins
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday night that his team doesn't have a bounty program like the one the New Orleans Saints had under then-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
Williams met with NFL officials Monday to discuss the big-money bounty program. There apparently was one in place when Williams was the defensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, as well, according to various reports.
"I think probably most teams around the league will talk to their teams about that, just because of what happened," Garrett said. "It's never really been a issue for our team and that's not something we have done. I think we have a real focus on player safety and I think everyone understands that. The league has done a really good job of that, we try to do that within our team, so that has not been an issue for us. The league will probably come down with some recommendations as to what we're supposed to say to our team like they've done in similar situations in the past."
When Garrett was asked if there were any bounties on the Cowboys when he played in the 1990s he said, "I don't remember any bounties on any team I've ever been around."