Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Jerry Jones says Garrett didn't call plays
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- Outside of any subtle changes the Cowboys' defense made against the New York Giants, using a dime package, keeping Orlando Scandrick on Victor Cruz the entire game, the offense made a change too.
Jason Garrett called the plays into Tony Romo's headset on Sunday and Wade Wilson, the man who did it previously, moved up to the press box. Although it may have looked as if Garrett were calling the plays, Bill Callahan was. That doesn't mean people can't speculate about it.
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones told KRLD-FM on Tuesday morning that Callahan still called the plays.
"No, I think it's important to emphasize," Jones said when asked whether Garrett called the plays instead of Callahan. "It's just not when we're in empty, obviously that's Romo all the way. It is real important to know that the confidence we have in Romo, the time he's spending on Mondays and Tuesdays with coaches, Wednesdays, that inordinate amount of time that he's right in there designing the game plan. What you saw the other day was Wade Wilson and taking advantage of him up high."
Jones expressed confidence in Wilson's role in making a change. Wilson, the Cowboys' quarterbacks coach, has a great relationship with Garrett and Romo.
"First game for him that I can ever remember that he was not on the sideline," Jones said. "Who's relaying the play into Tony, so that Tony can decide whether he wants to run it or not really is not as a big a thing as who’s up in that box, looking at the whole field the way you and I watch the game. It's just a better view. Wade Wilson has such skill, such experience. Tony and Jason both have all that confidence in him. I think he's found a home up there because you sure can see some things from afar that you don't see on that sideline."