While these events aren’t exactly normal regular-season weeks for the Cowboys there is still a lot going on. In spite of it all, head coach Jason Garrett has found it unnecessary to meet with the media... he’s been declining to discuss the coaching staff all week.
For the second consecutive day, Jason Garrett did not take questions from reporters after the NFC’s Pro Bowl practice, which is something he usually does— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 24, 2019
Three days of Pro Bowl practices and no comments out here from Jason Garrett about the team’s coaching staff. Strange deal https://t.co/aE6WWtnWwi— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 25, 2019
It was less than two weeks ago that the season ended for Dallas and shortly after it did Garrett caused quite a stir with public comments about expecting Scott Linehan to stay on staff (he was fired two days later, a move announced two days after the fact).
Perhaps Garrett has retreated into a shell of sorts thanks to the fallout from his initial comments about Scott Linehan. While that’s understandable, he has plenty of experience handling the media and should know that his avoidance of talking at all would become an even bigger story than had he just given generic comments about the coaching staff.
While Garrett himself has not been speaking plenty of others have. On Friday morning a report from Ian Rapoport surfaced saying Garrett would not actually be involved in play-calling (ESPN reported that he was “in line” to call plays just five days ago). It’s definitely one strategy to let the world talk for him, but his silence is at the very least noted.