Posted by Will Brinson
On Sunday, CBS Sports' Charley Casserly reported that Jerry Jones wants to give Jason Garrett a chance to earn the head coaching job in Dallas (we'd discussed this after his press conference announcing that Wade Phillips was fired).
In order to earn that job, Casserly cited four specific things -- discipline, motivation, game management and the emotional ebb/flow a coach deals with during a season -- that would play a role in Jones' grading of Garrett's work.
So it'll be extremely interesting to see how Garrett handles an early instance of insubordination on his watch: Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that Marion Barber broke Garrett's dress code for the team's travel.
Instead of wearing "dress clothes [and a] tie," Barber wore "jeans [and an] untucked shirt" according to Breer.
What makes this particularly interesting is that Barber's a team captain, and unless there was some sort of miscommunication from Garrett to the team about the dress code, he doesn't have a great excuse for his attire, outside of "What Wade Would Do."
Players have done worse things before, of course, but if Garrett wants to put his stamp on this team and convince Jerry Jones he commands enough respect to be a head coach in the NFL, he's going to need to dish out some sort of discipline in this instance.
Given how stern he sounded in his first meeting with the media earlier in the week ("business-like" is the only way to properly describe it), seeing him do something extreme wouldn't be shocking.
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