Garrett wants team tough, motivated
By Tom Orsborn - Express-News Web Posted: 11/18/2010 12:00 AM CST
Comments made by Jason Garrett on Wednesday suggest he believes the Dallas Cowboys lost their physical edge under Wade Phillips.
One of Garrett's first moves after he was named interim coach following Phillips' firing last week was to require full pads for practice each Wednesday.
Under Phillips, the Cowboys never practiced in full pads this season. Speaking at his media briefing in Irving, Garrett explained why such a practice is dangerous.
“Football is a physical sport, and you can never lose that,” he said. “You have to be smart going forward over the course of the season. But Wednesday is the day when you are putting the base stuff in. A lot of it is focused on the running game and the play-action passing game, and you have to be physical in those areas....
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!