(IRVING, Texas) — Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was once seen as an innovative offensive coach, but he’s lost his play-calling duties to offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan for the 2013 season.
The team has not confirmed Callahan’s new responsibilities, but Callahan has. Both Garrett and team owner Jerry Jones have denied that Garrett has been stripped of his play-calling duties, something he’s had since 2007.
“Well, I’m not assuming anything,” Jones said. “I’m just saying, I don’t want to say. But the big deal is if you been looking at practice you can get a pretty good idea of how it’s going there and you see Bill very involved in what we’re doing out there.”
While Jones merely hinted at Callahan’s expanded role with the coaching staff, Callahan sounded more sure of himself.
“It’s a compliment to our staff and it tells you the way our guys work on the offensive side of the ball,” Callahan said. “It’s been productive all the way around. I’m really encouraged, I’m honored and just do the best job for our fans and for the team.”
The Cowboys have not made the playoffs since Garrett took over the team.
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Jill Martin, CNN