Jason Garrett 'has a way about him'

Jason Garrett's lifetime of experience prepared him for first full year as head coach

Updated: September 10, 2011, 3:06 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The class, as Bob Surace remembers it, was War and Peace in the Nuclear Age. Given the status of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union at the time, it was a topical subject.

As the professor lectured on and on about the Cuban missile crisis or the Afghan war or the Berlin Wall or whatever it was that day, Jason Garrett's mind wandered.

"We're sitting in the back of the class, and he's drawing up plays," said Surace, then a freshman center, now ...

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