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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the No. 1 reason for a change in defensive coordinators is the lack of turnovers that were being produced under Rob Ryan, Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Cowboys had only 16 takeaways last year and 21 the year before.
Garrett noted that the Bears led the NFL with 44 takeaways this year. (Last year, the league leaders, the 49ers and Packers, had 38). Its no coincidence that the Cowboys went after, and got, Bears defensive coordinator Rob Marinelli to rejoin his former boss, Monte Kiffin, in a remake of the Dallas defensive coaching staff.
The Bears had 44 takeaways. We had 16. Thats 28 more opportunities with the ball, Garrett said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Give me some of those 28 opportunities. Thats something that we really sat back and thought a lot about, had a lot of discussions about whats the best way to try to achieve that, and then, OK, you want to do that, now who are the guys who can help implement that?
Marinelli was a defensive line coach for Kiffin when Kiffin was defensive coordinator at Tampa Bay.
We feel great about Monte and Rod, added to the other the guys on our defensive staff who we really like, Garrett said. And then similarly we have to do the same kinds of things on offense. Lets address some of the things that we think we can get better at with these staff moves. And thats certainly why were here.
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According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys owner Jery Jones has indicated that head coach Jason Garrett will no longer be the offensive play caller. Offensive line coach Bill Callahan will take over the play-calling duties.
Jason Garrett isn’t calling offensive plays. Bill Callahan is calling the plays.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) January 22, 2013
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Speaking to reporters Tuesday at Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala., Jones said offensive line coach Bill Callahan could inherit play-calling duties but stopped short of saying a decision had been made.
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Cowboys’ owner Jerry
Jones has virtually and publicly demoted head coach Jason Garrett with his
hiring of Bill Callahan as the franchise’s new offensive coordinator.
Callahan’s hiring comes
as the second by Jerry Jones in an attempt to “shake things up” with the Dallas
Cowboys following his firing of former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Callahan,
56, has worked with...
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wont be the teams offensive play-caller next season after hes handled that duty for Dallas his first two and a half seasons as the head coach, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Jerry Jones said Tuesday from Senior Bowl practices that this was a move that Jason Garrett is fully on board with and wanted to make.
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