Cowboys' Jones: Garrett has strong say in changes

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm •  Published: February 1, 2013
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So far this offseason, the Cowboys have fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and running backs coach Skip Peete. They let special teams coach Joe DeCamillis go to Chicago a year after not granting him permission to talk to another team. Garrett's brother, John Garrett, is headed to Tampa Bay as receivers coach after six years with the Cowboys.

The status of receivers coach Jimmy Robinson has been unclear since the team's website reported last week that former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley was taking that job with the Cowboys. Dallas has not announced coaching hires for running backs, tight ends or receivers.

Jones told the team's website there's no rush to complete the offensive staff because of the "safety net" with Garrett as head coach.

"Jason is putting together, as he should be, a staff and philosophy on every phase of the team, and allocating his time, relative to allocating the time of his staff, to helping us win a football game now and in the future," Jones said.

Former Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is replacing Ryan, and two members of his staff there are in Dallas now in defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia.

Garrett "certainly is excited about the changes we've made on defense, relative to how that affects the whole game plan," Jones said. "One of the things I'm happiest about is who we've got putting this together in Jason Garrett."

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