Jason Garrett is doing something a bit unorthodox, but something that I really like. He has made the equipment staff remove the stars off all the rookies in training camps helmets.
“The star is very important to us,” Garrett said after Monday’s walkthrough practice. “The star is an international symbol. It’s the Dallas football Cowboys. And the players hear me say that a lot. The star means something.” — Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
Even Tyron Smith the Cowboys first round pick is wearing a plain helmet!
Some rookies such as Rookie cornerback Josh Thomas saw this as motivation. This is not the first time a Dallas Cowboys coach has done this in 2003 Bill Parcells did the same thing, Parcells even went as far as to make the first round picks bring him water during practice.
I myself love this move by Jason Garrett makes the rookies earn their spots and hold them accountable. The Star is a symbol of the Cowboys and I feel that making them earn this will make them work harder. Also like that Garrett is showing that this is his team!