With Felix Jones struggling to hold on to the football during the Cowboys’ loss on Sunday, head coach Jason Garrett made it clear that taking care of the football is very important.
“Line 1 in returning the football in the NFL for me is ball security,” Garrett said.
Garrett admits they’re always looking for other guys to step up and return kicks.
“Well, we’re always looking at personnel, to be honest with you, and when you make a play like that, you look hard again at that and what the alternatives are,” Garrett said. “You’ve heard me say up here a lot that you have to have a lot of returner options, because they get taken away from you. And OK, who’s the next guy up? Who can catch this kickoff? Who can catch this punt? So we have a few different guys working at that, and we’ll evaluate that again this week.”
Garrett reiterated how important a good return is.
“You want to have great returns,” Garrett said. “You want to have big plays. You want to have a good drive-start, all of those things.”