’90s dynasty serves as Jason Garrett’s model
By Tim MacMahon
Jerry Jones introduced Jason Garrett as “one of our own,” proudly pointing out that this is the first time the Cowboys hired a head coach who played for the franchise.
Garrett vowed to make the vibe at Valley Ranch very similar to what it was during his days as a backup quarterback on Super Bowl championship teams.
Those teams are remembered for two things: The wild times many of the players enjoyed away from the field and the intense focus they had when they reported to work. The goal for Garrett, who always had a goody two-shoes reputation, is obviously to create the latter on a consistent basis.
“I have tremendous respect and appreciation for the history that goes with this organization,” Garrett said. “I was fortunate to be on teams here in the ’90s that went to the top of the NFL. I understand how those teams played. I like to refer to it as the Cowboy Way.
“When I think about those teams, and the level we played at, and how we went about it each and every day, those are some of the models that I think about for this football team. And again, we are going to work hard each and every day to try to get back to that level.”