Jason Garrett press conference: a receiver by committee http://www.dallascowboysteamonline.com/la_el-collins-jersey , if you will It’s Thursday of a game week, that means head coach Jason Garrett addressed the media. .A fast start is key for the Cowboys (and obviously anyone)Jason Garrett noted how important a fast start is for the state of the team. He discussed how you obviously want to get a three and out on defense and score right away, but the nature of the NFL is that things don’t always go as planned.Leighton Vander Esch and Sean Lee’s lockers are next to one another, but it’s not intentionalThe rookie and The General have their lockers next to one another. Jason Garrett is known for sending subliminal messages of this kind, but he simply said that it was a good thing that they spend time together and nothing at all orchestrated with them ending up there.DeMarcus Lawrence’s shoulder is fineDeMarcus Lawrence appeared on Wednesday’s injury report with a shoulder issue, but he was a full participant in practice. Jason Garrett noted that it’s “something he’s been dealing with” but been able to practice so all seems fine there.Byron Jones’ experience playing corner has certainly helped himPro Football Focus graded Byron Jones as the best cornerback in the NFL through three weeks, and naturally this seemed like praise for Kris Richard (who helped orchestrate the position switch for Byron). Jason Garrett praised how well Byron Jones has been and seemed to leave it at that.Jason Garrett can’t remember the exact date Youth Sean Lee Jersey , but initial conversations at end of the season were part of move for Byron to cornerWhen pressed on exactly when the Cowboys decided to move Byron, Jason Garrett said that he couldn’t remember the exact date but that it was right around when offseason planning began. He said the Cowboys felt like he has the capability to play corner in the NFL and felt good about where Xavier Woods was to compete at safety which helped round out the idea.Garrett also declined to fully answer if it was before or after Kris Richard’s hire When pressed further, in fact pressed more specifically, Jason Garrett was outright asked if this move was decided on before or after the Cowboys hired Kris Richard.“It was probably in that initial process” was how the head coach fielded that one noting that Kris Richard’s opinion definitely mattered.Lions running backs will be a challengeJason Garrett gave praise to Kerryon Johnson, LeGarrette Blount, and Theo Riddick. Shocker here, but they’re all great football players and Jason Garrett is readying the Cowboys for them.There’s no lack of confidence on offense Color Rush Byron Jones Jersey , even if Allen Hurns “expressed frustration”The Athletic wrote about Allen Hurns feeling like he deserves the ball more (this was not at all said in an arrogant way), and naturally that made its way to Jason Garrett. When asked if this was an issue or if the offense was suffering from any lack of confidence Jason Garrett said “not at all” and that Wednesday was a really good practice.The Cowboys want to be a “receiver by committee, if you will”Dallas has been using a variety of wide receivers (they have seven on the roster to be fair) so far this season, and many have championed the idea of them settling in on some in more permanent roles. Jason Garrett didn’t really seem to hip to this idea as he specifically said the Cowboys wanted a “receiver by committee.”The Cowboys are trying to work their way through punt coverage problemsA bit of an underrated statistic drop goes to ESPN’s Todd Archer who noted during a question to Jason Garrett that the Cowboys have already given up more yards on punt returns through three games in 2018 than they did all of last season. That’s insane. Jason Garrett didn’t really dive too far into this noting that the Cowboys simply have to do a better job.Jaylon Smith’s hit on Eli Manning was so great that the NFL literally gave him an award for it Jaylon Smith had the hit of this young season for the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday night. You know the one.Smith launched himself into Eli when the quarterback tried to get a little mobile (yes we’re still talking about Eli Manning) and provided for a big-time “oh!” moment within AT&T Stadium. The best thing about the hit beyond its impact was that it was immediately obvious how safe and legal it was.This is a subject these days because the NFL has made tackling the quarterback near impossible. Defenders are trying to sack signal-callers without having their body weight land on them, it’s a tough business that’s provided for some extremely frustrating moments around the league. Such isn’t the case for Jaylon Smith.The NFL was in fact so proud of Jaylon’s efforts on de-cleating Manning that they literally gave him an award for it (the “Way to Play” Award) and are going to donate to a school of his choosing. What a time to be alive.Dallas visits New York in the regular season finale this year. Hopefully the NFL readies their pocketbook because it’s likely that Jaylon will make them (and quarterbacks) have to pay again.It really should be noted how impressive it is that Jaylon accomplished this, by the way. He’s still “coming back” and having to deal with a change in technique is never an easy thing. For him to be able to process so many moving parts all at once is impressive.