Garrett noncommittal about Cowboys' play-calling duties

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Posted on February 13, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 13 at 7:23 PM

IRVING -- Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett was not definitive when asked about who’d call offensive plays  for the team next season.

“We’re going to work through the mechanics of that here in the off-season,” Garrett said. “I don’t want to definitively say that, one way or another. There’s been an evolution here of me trying to delegate a lot of the responsibilities I had as an offensive coordinator.”

Garrett hinted that he would not do as much with the offense going forward, but stopped short of saying he’d hand over play-calling duties. He made a point to say that the entire coaching staff is set, so the logical choices are either Garrett or Offensive Coordinator Bill Callahan, who was brought on last season.

“Bill wouldn’t be on this staff if we didn’t have shared values," Garrett said. "My respect level for him as a person and as a coach is off the charts."

“And I think the biggest thing for me is the transition," Garrett continued. "He’s been with us for a year now. He understands what we’ve done on offense. He’s brought a lot of stuff to our offense. And just the comfort level he has with what we’re doing throughout our whole offense and a comfort level for our players going forward -- you want to put our players in a situation, an environment where they can be successful.”

Garrett said he may have the play-calling “mechanics” worked out in time for off-season workouts.