Jones did right by giving Garrett power

Owner's decision to give coach authority over hires finally sends the right message

Updated: January 7, 2011, 8:52 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones jumped out of his seat on a stage at his $1.2 billion stadium and practically pushed new head coach Jason Garrett away from the microphone.

"Really, I do want to answer that one and I want to be real clear with it," Jones said, referring to a question about whether Garrett would have the power to select his own coaching staff.

For a moment, this appeared to be a classic spotlight-seeking Jerry scene. For goodness ...

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