IRVING, Texas -- Bill Callahan, the Dallas Cowboys' new playcaller, says despite working in a West Coast offense for a number of years, he can adjust to Jason Garrett's offense.
"It's the Dallas Cowboys offense, it's not my offense, it's our offense," Callahan said after the last day of the veteran minicamp Thursday. "I think that's the main thing to understand here, like Jason has talked about, we've all mentioned it, it's a collective effort across the board with the offensive staff. I'm just a guy up in the (press) box who is calling the play that there's consensus on, there's agreement on."
The last time Callahan called offensive plays in an NFL game was the 2003 season with the Oakland Raiders. Callahan has switched from calling plays from the press box to the field. He'll call plays from the press box but could move to the field if things don't work well.
There were some glitches with the mechanics of calling plays during the organized team activities and veteran minicamp. Callahan is confident when he calls plays to quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, who then relays them to quarterback Tony Romo, things will go smoothly.
"We're all planned and prepared for (it)," Callahan said. "I'm flattered and honored, but at the same sense it's a reflection of what our staff does and how we prepare and how the game will get called. It will be a compliment to our staff and those players."