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Garrett hands over play calling for first time as head coach

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For the first time since 2007, Jason Garrett is not calling the plays in the Cowboys offensive huddle.

Despite finishing the 2012 season sixth in overall offense, Garrett has handed over the play calling duties to assistant coach Bill Callahan.

"Being a head coach is a big job," said Garrett.  "Being an offensive coordinator and play caller is a big job. You have to some how separate yourself from the two. We've done that over the course of the last couple of years."

Garrett's statistical success as a play caller has not translated into playoff spots. The former quarterback hopes making a change will help become a more well round head coach.

"Just the mechanics of someone else calling the actually plays allows me to take a different view of it," said Garrett.  "I've made a conscious effort over the past couple of years to be involved in all parts of our football. I think the way we structure it now will help me do it even better than I've been able to do it the last couple of years."

Linebacker Sean Lee is confident in his head coach.

"I've always felt he (Garrett) found a way to see everything," said Lee.  "He doesn't miss much. He never has in the past and won't in the future. He's a guy on top of every detail and knows what's going on. That's what a makes a great coach and that's why we all respond to him."

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