Jones, Garrett in Dallas power struggle?

January, 12, 2013
1/12/13
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Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com examines today's news that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be trying to push tight-ends coach John Garrett, older brother of Dallas head coach Jason Garrett, out of his job. Jones has followed through on his promise of change, but what does it all mean for Jason Garrett.
Jones doesn't look to be done making changes and it appears he wants John Garrett out of here. If that's the case, there might be a power struggle between the head coach and the owner.

Jason Garrett knows what he's doing in terms of running a football team. However, his game-day operations -- play calling and game management -- aren't the best in the world. He could get better, but when you have an owner that wants results now after consecutive seasons of finishing 8-8, change is inevitable.

Garrett is a process guy. Sometimes that process takes time. It goes slowly. The NFL is not a slow league unless you're coaching in Pittsburgh, for the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

NFL owners want results, and they want them now.

Jones' changes with the staff -- which could eventually include Garrett giving up play-calling duties -- could mean a compromise on some issues.

Is Garrett trying to save face by keeping his play-calling duties but letting his brother, John, go elsewhere?

To read Watkins' full post, click here.

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