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Garrett Disagrees With Hurns; Says Play Call On Prescott's Interception Was Okay

October 11, 2018 - 11:18 am
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FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has no problem with the play call that ended in Dak Prescott throwing an interception in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans, just a day after receiver Allen Hurns publicly suggested otherwise.

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Hurns had a problem with the play call, saying that the Texans secondary was in two-man coverage and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan shouldn't have called a deep curl route. In Hurns' estimation, per Anderson, it is "the worst play call you can make against that coverage."

When asked to comment on the situation after practice Wednesday, Hurns confirmed what he had said to Anderson. 

"I don't know if Dak had the chance or the authority to check out of it. Like I said, that was their one snap in two-man. Everyone knows you can't run deep sixes against two-man. It was just an unfortunate situation," Hurns said about the play that led to an interception.

Garrett was asked about the comments at his press conference Thursday and confirmed that Prescott does have the ability to audible out of plays. 

"Dak is very good at the line of scrimmage. Getting in and out of stuff the other night. We were in a lot of no-huddle type stuff and he's got a good command of that. He certainly has the freedom to do that. It's not something through the years we've done a ton of. But you want to be able to get into good plays and get out of bad plays and you want to give your quarterback the freedom to do that."

So should have Prescott changed the call on the interception?

"No. There was nothing about that. Certainly, you have some plays that are better against certain defenses. That's a route versus that coverage that is not the most ideal, but you can certainly win on that route. ... We’ve completed that pass against that coverage in the past.”