Friday, November 22, 2013
Jason Garrett sticks with offense in practice
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- As a sign of his more involvement in the offense, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett remained with that unit for the first time on a Friday practice this season, running through plays with quarterback Tony Romo.
Previously Garrett had served as the scout-team quarterback for the defense in red-zone work while Bill Callahan and Wade Wilson worked the offensive drills.
Garrett said last week that Callahan would continue to be the playcaller. On Friday he reiterated that he did not anticipate moving coaches from the field to the coaches booth in an attempt to shake things up. Callahan has spent the season in the coaches’ booth and Wilson has relayed the calls into Romo.
On the field, the only players missing from practice were linebackers Sean Lee (hamstring), Justin Durant (hamstring), and DeVonte Holloman (neck).
With Thursday’s release of cornerback Micah Pellerin, Morris Claiborne will return Sunday against the New York Giants from a two-game absence because of a hamstring injury. Garrett said the shoulder injury Claiborne suffered in the season opener is no longer an issue.
“Mo’s practiced well the last couple of days, and we’re excited about his return,” Garrett said, “unless something happens here in the next couple of days.”