During this time of year, you'd be hard-pressed to get Jason Garrett to speak negatively about any player; it's just not his steelo. However, Garrett is the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and ever since the days of Bill Parcells, the press conferences held by the head hauncho have held a considerable weight with fans and the local media. Today, Garrett held court after the second day of minicamp and we'll take a look at his quotes directly related to his revamped secondary; the largest target area of the Cowboys offseason marksmanship.
On Brandon Carr's performance in practice vs what was seen on tape:
"It's probably similar to what you see on tape. He's a big, long guy. He's got very long arms, he's a good athlete that can run, and he's not afraid to be physical. I think you see that in the games, and we've seen that in practices over the course of the offseason. And it's great work for him to be up their pressing alot, but it's great work for our receivers cause every time you come off the line of scrimmage you have to deal with that guy. It's great practice for him, because that's how he'll play and that's how he's played for most of his career, but it's also making us better on the offensive side"
On Claiborne making progress despite being sidelined with injury:
"He's done a really good job, and we've talked about the injured player staying engaged with our team. I think he's a great example of that. Really getting locked in in meetings, taking advantage of the walkthroughs, you see him in practice in the walkthroughs, shadowing the corner who's in; just trying to simulate that work as much as he can. Something we talk about as coaches all the time is; 'I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.' So you want to get the players doing as much as they can. For him, and the other injured guys that don't have that opportunity, but whatever you can do to simulate the art of doing is going to help those guys."
Garrett also spoke of Orlando Scandrick being very competitive in playing the inside corner, "star" position.