Jason Garrett says he's open to any moves that better team

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One day after the Cowboys' season-ending loss to the Redskins, coach Jason Garrett shot down all talk of him possibly giving up play calling duties next season.

That was on Monday.

On Thursday -- a day after bristling team owner Jerry Jones said it would be an "uncomfortable" few weeks at the team's Valley Ranch headquarters and that changes were coming for a Cowboys team that went 8-8 for a second straight season -- Garrett says he would be open to anything that would help the team succeed.

"We would just talk it through," Garrett said on radio station KRLD/105.3 FM when asked what he would do if Jones asked him to bring in a play caller.

"Line 1 for me and the position that I'm in, is what is best for the Dallas Cowboys -- in every way, shape and form and however we're doing anything. Everything is on the table. If we think collectively that something can help us and doing something differently than what we're doing now is going to make us a better football team, I'm open to it. And I've made no bones about that from the beginning. I just believe in that. I believe in that from the bottom of my heart. I'm trying to help this football team be the best it can be and everything is on the table."

If the Cowboys bring in another offensive coordinator/play caller, recently fired Chargers coach Norv Turner would seem a logical option. Turner is a former Cowboys offensive coordinator who called plays for the Super Bowl title teams in 1992 and 1993.

Garrett was a backup quarterback on the 1993 team.

Clarence E. Hill Jr., 817-390-7760

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