Cowboys finally have a 'real' coach

Jason Garrett has taken over organization from the day Jerry Jones hired him

Updated: August 31, 2011, 5:00 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- These days, a real head coach roams the halls at the Dallas Cowboys' Valley Ranch training complex.

It's been a while.

Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells had been the only real head coaches in the Jerry Jones era.

You can add Jason Garrett to the list.

That's because Jerry respects Garrett's intelligence. And his pedigree. And his approach.

Most of all, Jerry respects his opinion.

Jerry knows Garrett has no interest in being a puppet. And ...

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