Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/18/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys works with his team as they warm up prior to playing against the New York Giants on November 14, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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 the Oakland Raiders as their offensive coordinator when they played in Super Bowl XXXVII, which they lost to the Buccaneers, and two years as the Raiders head coach from 2002-2003 and ending with a 15-17 overall record, according to ESPN.com. With the recent string of events many people believe that Jones is becoming more of a detriment to the team rather than the advanced, decision maker that the franchise is in serious need of. According to NFL.com Jerry Jones issued this statement regarding the matter,             “It was me that said, now as head coach, I want you [Garrett] to call the plays…Now times have changed since that time – gotten more complicated – and I’ve had a lot of people say, Jason needs to have the overall picture. Having said that, Jason has never said, ‘Boy, that’s a prerequisite, I want to call the plays. I want to be there.’ So, anything we do here that basically takes that responsibility, moves it away from him – let’s say, calling the play or putting a game plan together, but gives it over to the overall team – is a positive thing. And he is not only for it, he is encouraging it…..Don’t think we’re throwing all the water out, we’ve got a lot of things about our team --  the problem is a deal called 8-8.” From this statement it seems that Jones is attempting to forge a new perspective on a situation that could very well have an ulterior motive at hand. One thing that is almost guaranteed if Garrett does not help Dallas improve considerably in the 2013 season, is that he has a good chance of also being forced out of the loop of things in Jerry Jones’ “shake up”. The 2012 season marks the third year that the Cowboys have ended the season at or below a .500 winning percentage. John Garrett, Jason Garrett’s brother and Dallas’ former tight ends coach and passing coordinator, was allowed by the Cowboys to seek employment with other NFL teams and has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take on the job as their wide receivers coach, reported Todd Archer of ESPN.com. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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