IRVING (105.3 THE FAN) – The message from Jason Garrett today,”We had a great practice, and I don’t want to talk about things from the past because we are moving forward.”
Garrett again set the tone in his press conference by revealing things like an earlier reporting time to the Ranch, practices in pads on Wednesdays “because that’s what we’re gonna do,” and siphoning through how his duties will change during games. Garrett says he will be involved with the defense and that the decision making falls to him, so a lot less time with the quarterbacks on the bench…an obvious change.
He is taking his current duties and adding them to the plate of his various assistants to put him squarely in decision making mode. Garrett has shown in his first two press briefings that he means business and the players agree.
Keith Brooking: “I think that his presence demands attention. He is very direct and to the point…very black and white. There is no gray area. I think we understand what he expects. There were no mixed signals today and I think guys responded in a positive way. The tempo was really good and the coaches were coaching their tails off. I think we responded well and it was productive, but we have to keep that up.”
Anthony Spencer: “We just got right back to work and get things done. I liked the message from Jason and he told us what we need to get done and we went from there. I feel positive. He was straightforward in the meeting and what we need to do, and that was the biggest thing for us.”
Roy Williams, on praticing in pads: “The big boys were banging a little bit…tempo was a little different and we were running up and down the field. It’s nothing new to us on offense but probably a little new to the defense. You do get a different choice of words from Coach Garrett so we need to continue to play hard and get some W’s. From a practice standpoint, just tempo was the only thing different. Everything else was still the same.”
DeMarcus Ware was just on with RAGE on 105.3 the Fan. He says he was fined $5000 for his face mask penalty against the Packers. “Should I appeal it?” he asked Richie and Gavin (in for sick Greggo)…….Richie: “Well I’m not helping you pay for it.” I think Ware can take the $5k hit!
Wally Lynn covers the Dallas Cowboys for 105.3 The Fan