Jason Garrett’s baseball trip reveals confidence in Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett’s World Series baseball trip should be viewed as a sign of his comfort and confidence in the team.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett going to a World Series baseball game during the team’s Week 8 bye will not prove to be the end of the world. As the head coach, Garrett isn’t overly involved in the offensive and defensive game plans anymore. I’m sure that he gives a fair amount of input, but his role is keeping the train on the tracks.
Taking a trip to see a baseball game doesn’t look great – it’s simply bad optics. At this point, the offensive gameplan is delegated to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. The defensive gameplan is delegated to defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and defensive passing game coordinator Kris Richard. The Cowboys seem to be finished with roster moves after trading for wide receiver Amari Cooper. What’s left for Garrett to do?
Perhaps Garrett could’ve stayed in town and spent the weekend at the American Airlines Arena. I wouldn’t complain if he saw comedian Kevin Hart on Friday or Saturday night. Garrett could’ve watched the Dallas Mavericks play on Sunday. The media loves when representatives of local teams show up and support each other.
I don’t recall many reports of Garrett at public events, so attending a baseball game may have recharged his football batteries. His trip should be viewed as a sign of his comfort and confidence in the Dallas Cowboys as a team.
If the Cowboys were threatened by the Tennessee Titans, I doubt that Garrett would be attending a World Series baseball game. Similar to preparing for a big test, he is comfortable with the material, so he can relax instead of cramming at the last minute.
18 innings of baseball gave Garrett time to relax and lots of opportunities to practice clapping. Expect to see him clapping on an elite level against the Titans.
The Titans have lost three straight games, including a loss to the hapless Buffalo Bills. I don’t see any reason for the Titans to score many points against future Hall of Fame safety Jeff Heath and the rest of the Cowboys defense.
After this game, Cowboy Nation will be blaming the team’s slow start on the Texas Rangers not making the MLB postseason and Jason Garrett not having tickets. Expect the Cowboys to dominate the Tennessee Titans in Week 9.
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