Report: Jason Garrett took responsibility in positive meeting with players
The Dallas Cowboys rebounded from a loss to the Minnesota Vikings at home last week on Sunday Night Football to beat the Detroit Lions on the road in Week 11. They scored 35 points and the offense looked good as Dak Prescott passed for four touchdowns.
Facing an easier defense played a big role in the turnaround. Something else that is getting credit is a reported meeting Jason Garrett had with his players during the week.
NFL Media’s Jane Slater reported on Sunday that Garrett met with his players on Thursday and took accountability for some things. That apparently was well-received by the players and played a role in the team being more motivated.
A team source tells me #Cowboys HC Jason Garrett had a meeting with the players Thursday. While they wouldn’t divulge all that was said, I was told he took accountability for some things. It was really well received by the team and they played hard for each other and him today
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 17, 2019
Some of the team’s playcalling during the loss to Minnesota came into question, as did the handling of a punt return late in the game. Garrett took immediate responsibility for the fair catch on the punt the day after the game. The midweek meeting apparently helped as well.
Stories like this are big for Garrett considering his job status has been in question this season.