Jerry Jones said any decisions regarding the Cowboys’ offensive play-calling system will be made by coach Jason Garrett — and not by the owner himself.

At last week’s Senior Bowl workouts, Jones strongly hinted Garrett would not call the offensive plays and that the duties likely would be given to new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan.

Jerry Jones said any decisions regarding the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive play-calling system will be made by coach Jason Garrett — and not by the owner himself.

At last week’s Senior Bowl workouts, Jones strongly hinted Garrett would not call the offensive plays and that the duties likely would be given to new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan.

Jones acknowledged being defensive about the perception of his head coach’s power and expressed confidence in Garrett’s decision-making process.

“I’m on the defensive, I guess I am, sitting here defensively about (the perception),” Jones said. “But it is just not, in any way, the way that it is.

“Let me say this, I must say this: (Calling plays as head coach) has never been an issue with Jason Garrett. Never. That was his GM, that was me & by having him come in here as play-caller and doing that for the very first time.”

Jones said he was excited to complete the defensive and special teams coaching changes and is ready to leave the rest up to Garrett.

“He’s got a unique position,” Jones said. “He knows our key players better than anybody. He knows what (Tony) Romo is and isn’t better than anybody. He knows where we’ve been in terms of our offense, certainly over the last six years.

“So he’s got a lot of experience with our personnel (and) with our offense. He certainly is excited about the changes we’ve made on defense, relative to how that affects the whole game plan. One of the things that I’m happiest about is who we got putting this together, and that’s Jason Garrett.”

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