By Eric Schmidt

The changes are continuing around the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff. On Tuesday, a report suggested that head coach Jason Garrett will be stripped of his play calling duties. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones promised the offseason would be uncomfortable around the Dallas organization and he has wasted little time in shaking up the coaching staff. The Cowboys fired their tight end coach John Garrett and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was released. Now it appears that Jason Garrett’s role is going to be diminished.

Jones made the announcement that Garrett would be stripped of his duties while at the Senior Bowl. It is currently being speculated that the Cowboys will hand the play calling responsibilities over to offensive line coach and former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan.

When Garrett was the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys, it was his play calling ability that made him a hot prospect for a head coaching job around the league. Now, he is going to be stripped of those duties moving forward.

On the surface, it appears as if Jones is trying to make Garrett quit. Garrett said after the regular season ended that he wanted to continue calling plays for the Cowboys and now he is going to be replaced by a coordinator that focuses on a run heavy offensive scheme.

Could it be that Jones is simply waiting until the Super Bowl ends in order to fire Garrett and replace him with a new head coach? Perhaps Jon Gruden? Gruden knows and has worked with both Bill Callahan as well as newly hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.






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