Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/24/13

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 7: Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys looks on from the sideline during their NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 7, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys 20-13. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Football seems like a pretty simple game of feet and inches, but Jason Garrett wants to make sure that his players understand the mathematical side of things on the gridiron. The Cowboys head coach told a group of reporters that he thinks its important that his players know how to find the hypotenuse of a right triangle so that they understand the nuances of running different routes. Running forward six yards is not the same thing as running six yards on an angle, of course. Check out the video below to hear why Garrett says his players should understand one of the basic elements of geometry. Filed under: Headlines, NFL, YouTube
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