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Time changes all perspectives. In few places is that this more evident than inside the curious case of 1 Jason Garrett.
Garrett, the Princeton alum who backed up Troy Aikman for a handful of years, (I remember sitting on my cousin’s cow chair during a thanksgiving game one season where he actually saw some action, don’t question me why that image lingers), he front-doored his way into coaching before finally being promo’d to be Romo’s head of The O in Big D.
Garrett’s inventive (by America’s Team standards, which hasn’t ever been mistaken for a wild offensive scheme factory) setups and talent to place points at the board, coupled along with his tutelage of Tony Romo into becoming a near-elite QB and effective Woody from Toy Story doppelganger, put him at the short list for the hot Hotness in Future Head Coaches. He can have jumped right after that 2008 season, but he didn’t.
Garrett remained with the Cowboys after Double-J plopped $3M+ for a freaking coordinator position, that’s absurd cash unless you might have bigger things in mind.
Then the Cowboys underachieved in ’09, then the wheels came off in ’10. Head donut monger Wade was chopped, and Garrett – though promoted to Interim HC – was assumed to be next.
Except, a funny thing happened with a purpose to irrelevance. The Cowboys practiced hard and played harder. They won a number of games. Garrett moved to front of the road as future headmaster in Dallas.
And so, here he’s, coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Not necessarily within the way he, or anyone else, drew it up, however it doesn’t matter the way you earn your stripes, as long as the Chevrons look crisp.
Garrett is Cowboys Head Coach [ESPN]
The cavernous home of the Dallas Cowboys will host the U.S. Women’s Open this summer, the first time a bowling event has been held at the billion-dollar showplace of Jerry Jones. Shiny wooden lanes will be placed on either side of the famous Cowboys star at midfield and there will be temporary seats on the field for the June 30 event.
Pro bowler Stefanie Nation said Friday it’s exciting to have “the pinnacle of women’s bowling” at the site of last season’s Super Bowl. The 80,000-seat stadium in suburban Arlington has hosted concerts, bull riding, boxing matches, yoga and motocross races — but never before bowling.
The Open finals will feature the world’s top five female bowlers who advance through the tournament, which will begin June 24 with qualifying rounds at AMF Euless Lanes in the Fort Worth suburb.
The finalists will compete for a $50,000 prize and $5,000 Tiffany & Co. gift certificate. The two bowlers also have a shot at $1 million if the roll a perfect game.
The hope is for the event to break the bowling attendance record set in 1995, when 7,212 watched the Men’s Open at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, said Steve Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, the event’s organizer.
Usually the tournaments are held in bowling centers limited to the few hundred who can squeeze in.
The Dallas Cowboys and their coaches were back together for one night.The team held their seventh annual Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party on Sunday night, and several coaches and players attended the event.
Contact between NFL coaches and players are prohibited because of the lockout, but the league made an exception for long-standing charity events.
With a wry smile, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett summed up how several of his conversations would likely go.
The event has provided funds for 3 million meals for needy children in North Texas through the North Texas Food Bank. Chefs from some of the top restaurants in the area had 19 eating stations, as well as a silent and live auction.
Asked if the conversations would be awkward, Garrett said: “Not awkward at all. We’re all here for this event. The way the rules have worked, we’re allowed to be here together. Everyone is focused on being here, having a good time and supporting this event.”
Linebacker DeMarcus Ware hosted the event at the Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan Resort, and never thought of locking himself out of it. “Giving back is what I do,” said Ware, who has hosted it for the past six years. “To be able to do that even though with what’s going on with the NFL, it doesn’t matter. I’d do it regardless.”
Along with Ware, current players Jason Witten, Andre Gurode, Stephen McGee, Phil Costa, L.P. Ladouceur and David Buehler attended. Assistant coaches Rob Ryan, Wade Wilson, Wes Phillips, John Garrett, Brian Baker and Joe DeCamillis were on hand, too, as well as assistant director of player personnel Todd Williams.
Former Cowboys running back Preston Pearson, who co-hosted the event, agreed with Garrett but knew the lockout cloud would still be there.
The NFL owners locked out the players on March 12, its first work stoppage in 24 years. Ware said he recently joined a private gym in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Southlake, and has picked up Pilates to improve his flexibility.
On Wednesday Florida center Mike Pouncey visited the Dallas Cowboys’ Valley Ranch facility and tweeted that he expects to wear the silver and blue next season. His twin brother Maurkice, also a center, was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2010 draft.
Two recent mock drafts conducted by ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper, respectively, have the Cowboys taking Smith but they have been projected in several mock drafts to take either USC tackle Tyron Smith or Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara.
However, McShay has Pouncey going to the Miami Dolphins at No. 15 while Kiper has him going to the New York Giants at No. 19.
Dez Bryant the rookie wide receiver of National Football League side Dallas Cowboys has showed brilliant performances on this season but he is expected to miss rest of the season.
The 22 year old Dez has experienced an injury on his ankle on the game alongside Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
And Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has exposed that Bryant is done for the season and is expected to spend a lengthy sideline with a fracture right ankle.
Peyton Manning the veteran quarterback of Indianapolis Colts has showed brilliant performances on the game alongside Dallas Cowboys on Sunday but they have failed to lure the success on their side.
Moreover a 38 yard field goal from Cowboys place kicker David Buehler has helped the Dallas to earn a 38-35 victory over the Colts.
On the other hand the 34 year old Manning has made four interceptions for scores but two of them have been returned by the Dallas defense and Peyton jokingly said to the reporters: “I don’t make any excuses. I’m continuing to throw, I’ll keep throwing. I hope I throw it to our guys.”
The National Football League side Dallas Cowboys has played hard and soul to lure the success on their side but failed to make a blow on the game alongside New Orleans Saints.
The Thanksgiving game between Cowboys and Saints have enjoyed by the fans on the stadium.
Moreover the day was not good for the Dallas as they have result a 30-27 humiliation alongside New Orleans on the Week 12 clash.
Reggie Bush the veteran running back of New Orleans Saints has revealed that he is keen to return to action on the Thanksgiving game alongside Dallas Cowboys.
Moreover Saints head coach Sean Payton has exposed that he is confident that Bush will be able to play at Dallas.
However Bush had broken his lower right leg during the Week 2 victory at San Francisco Chargers and has missed the games.
Bryan McCann the veteran cornerback of Dallas Cowboys has revealed that he was not invited on the National Football League’s pre-draft combine and wasn’t drafted.
Moreover the Cowboys had kept him on their roster in all preseason and then they have opted to cut him.
However the 23 year old then merged with the Baltimore Ravens and now he has again joined with the Cowboys and now he is confident to make a blow on his performance.
Following the first weeks in action the New Orleans Saints are looking forward to bolster their performance and focus to lure the success on their side on the game alongside Dallas Cowboys in Week 12 clash.
Moreover the Saints are getting healthier as days are passing and the Cowboys have a tough competition waiting for them.
However the Dallas are also playing their best football of the season, but it’s followed a disastrous first two months.