Jason Garrett says he is influenced significantly by the great Cowboys teams in the 1990’s

jason-garrett-nfl-divisional-round-dallas-cowboys-green-bay-packers1-850x560Dallas Cowboys head coach knows about being on Super Bowl winning teams. Back in the 1990’s when the Cowboys won three Super Bowls in four years, Garrett was the backup quarterback for those teams. Now that Garrett is coaching the Cowboys, his goal is to try instill some of those traits from those teams in his team now. With that being said Garrett says he is influenced significantly by those great Cowboys teams in the 1990’s.


“I’m not one to make comparisons,” Garrett said on the latest Talk of Fame broadcast, “and certainly don’t want to make comparisons with a team that won three Super Bowls in four years. But I was a part of those teams and was influenced significantly by those teams. So much of why those teams were so good was how they played and the makeup of those rosters. Having a big, strong physical offensive line where you can run the football, having playmakers outside; having a quarterback who plays at a high level; having a defense that can really run, make plays and take the ball away. Those are all models that I live with, and we had a lot of success here during that time. You can never really recreate another team based on an earlier team, but I do think you can learn from the experiences you’ve had. One of the things we’ve tried to do is reconstruct our offensive line over the last four years. We’ve allocated a lot of resources to that position, and I think it’s had a really positive impact,  not only on the other players on offense but throughout our team. There’s a certain style we want to play with. There’s a relentless nature we want to play with. All of those things that are successful, not only for those teams from the ’90’s; but for most successful teams in this league throughout history – (and) that’s the style of play we want the Dallas Cowboys to have. It’s a work in progress every day. We’re always try to build that kind of identity, but it’s a fun process to be part of.”


The makeup of this year’s Cowboys team has some similarities to those teams in the 90’s. One big difference between this year’s team and those teams in the 90’s is defense.

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