Jason Garrett played a joke on the reporters in his daily press conference today (Monday).
You might remember, from just days earlier, reports that Tony Romo wouldn’t be participating in the upcoming Hall of Fame game. Romo said the staff hadn’t had any meetings about that yet.
Today, Garrett was asked at what point in the week would the team start deciding on playing time for the Hall of Fame Game. Garrett, notoriously reluctant to reveal anything he doesn’t have to, had everyone’s attention when he began his answer: “We had those conversations two weeks ago, and we outlined everybody’s playing status. We made that public.”
He stopped. Silence hung in the air.
He curled his finger, put it near his mouth and made a motion like a fish caught on a hook.
He couldn’t hold back his smile. He had “hooked” the media. He laughed as knowing smiles spread.
“You guys were locked into that answer,” he said.
And then, just to properly answer the question, he said, “We will have those conversations later this week.”
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett speaks to the media during his daily press conference in Oxnard, California. Garrett discusses:
- 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys roster
- Thoughts on yesterday’s Blue & White scrimmage
- Barry Church
- Ronald Leary
- Kevin Kowalski upside
- Ben Bass’s rise
- RB Lance Dunbar challenges/role
- RT Doug Free battling back
- Quarterback Alex Tanney instincts
- Joseph Randall’s progress
- Redzone and the running game
- Overcoming negative plays and penalties from last season
- WR Terrence Williams
- Coach Dooley
- J.J. Wilcox physical edge
- Playing better at home.
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