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Jason Garrett On Being New Cowboys Coach: 'This Is About Going Forward'

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Careful what you wish for, Jason Garrett. After watching his predecessor get shuffled loose for a terrible 1-7 start to the season, Garrett is the new head man in Dallas. When asked if it was a decision he considered with trepidation, Garrett said not at all.

“He didn’t have to persuade me at all,’’ said Garrett when asked if he had be convinced to take the job with no guarantees beyond this season. “Being the head football coach of the Dallas Cowboys is a great job, it’s a great opportunity.”

Garrett also spoke about the season so far and how he turns around a 1-7 squad:

“I think anybody involved in this organization, really from the top down, is disappointed with our season so far and how we got here,” Garrett said. "Having said that, we’re all excited about what we’re going to do going forward. This is about going forward.

“We have to put the first eight games of the season behind us, we have to learn from them and we need to go forward. One of the things that I talk to the players about all the time is embracing the moment, embracing the day, being great today. That’s what I’m going to ask the coaching staff to do, that’s what I’m going to ask the players to do, and everyone involved in this organization to do. Be great today. Be great going forward.”