Jason Garrett cuts dead weight

Coach's roster overhaul, focus on accountability helps Cowboys meet potential

Updated: September 13, 2012, 12:37 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- We can discuss how Jason Garrett has changed the Dallas Cowboys' demeanor, which is how he describes it. And we can talk about his quest to make this a mentally tougher and physically stronger football team.

But Garrett's biggest impact has been to the Cowboys' roster. During the 22 months he's been the coach, Garrett's taken a machete to it.

Only seven of 24 starters remain from Wade Phillips' last game as head coach, an embarrassing 45-7 loss ...

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