Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters Tuesday that head coach Jason Garrett will no longer be the team’s offensive play-caller.
Jones, speaking at the Senior Bowl, said that offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Bill Callahan will call plays moving forward.
"It is not a step back for the Cowboys or a step back individually for him to change the way we basically are putting our game plan together or are calling the plays on the offensive side of the ball,” Jones said, according to NFL.com. “As you well know, differences in opinion can frankly be a step in a better direction."
The Cowboys went 8-8 in 2012 for the second season in a row. They have not been to the playoffs since 2009. Garrett has a record of 21-19 as a head coach since taking over for Wade Phillips in 2010, and is expected to be on the hot seat in 2013. Dallas finished sixth in offense last season but 31st in rushing and 15th in points scored.