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Garrett's message remains the same

Cowboys coach preaches smart and fundamental football but the results don't match

Updated: October 18, 2011, 12:08 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- When Jason Garrett took over as the Dallas Cowboys' interim head coach eight games into the 2010 season, he talked about the need to be great today and not worry about tomorrow.

He talked about playing smart and fundamental football. He preached the importance of situational football and fourth-quarter success.

The message has been the same this season, but the results haven't matched. The Cowboys had 10 penalties Sunday against the New England Patriots and have ...

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