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Jason Garrett makes strong statement

Planned cuts show new Cowboys coach has real power, unlike his predecessor

Updated: July 27, 2011, 12:39 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

SAN ANTONIO -- If players were wondering just how much juice Jason Garrett has as the Dallas Cowboys' coach, they received the answer Tuesday.

The organization's decision to cut Marion Barber, Leonard Davis and Roy Williams sends a message to players that was rarely sent during the Wade Phillips era: Players must be accountable. They will not be gift wrapped positions and playing time. And if you don't like it, there's the door.

For the most part, a team is made up of players ...

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