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Jason Garrett has final say

INDIANAPOLIS -- If Jason Garrett wants to remain the Dallas Cowboys' playcaller in 2013, then that is OK with owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

The final decision will be Garrett's, according to Jones.

There has been much debate as to whether Garrett or offensive coordinator Bill Callahan will call the plays this year. Garrett has called the Cowboys' plays since arriving in 2007. Callahan is about to enter his second year as the coordinator and offensive line coach.

"He could have very easily come back to me and say, 'I'm going to call plays on game day,' or, 'I'm going to let Bill call plays on game day and I'll be on the sideline vetoing or saying OK and let somebody else do the game planning,' " Jones said. "That's what's being worked out. Whatever he comes up with is the way we're going to go."

Jones changed his philosophy regarding the head coach responsibilities. In the past, Jones has wanted his head coaches to run the offense or defense, but back-to-back 8-8 seasons have opened Jones' mind to allowing the head coach working with the whole team.

"However he comes up with, all I've stated is that it's no longer a prerequisite of mine that [Garrett] be the play caller," Jones said.

Garrett has said the team will work through "the mechanics" of who calls the plays throughout the offseason and reiterated Friday that a final decision has not been made. Jones said Callahan will have an increased role with the offense in 2013 even if he does not call the plays.

"This is not a way to buy time," Jones said. "This is a way to take the players we've got and the ones we don't and are going to get and basically get out here next year and win more games."

Jones also debunked the perception that the moves made on the coaching staff were mostly made by him.

Jones said he sat in on a total of 30 minutes of interviews with Garrett during the search for new assistant coaches. The Cowboys have added six new assistants to the staff: defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, wide receivers coach Derek Dooley, running backs coach Gary Brown and assistant offensive line coach Frank Pollack.

"He made the coaching changes and made the hires," Jones said, later adding, "If you look at how the staff is made up and how the decisions were made it's got all kinds of Jason Garrett connections to it."