Jason Garrett Wants To Teach The Cowboys About Triangles

07.25.13 4 years ago 27 Comments


Taking the right pursuit angle is a pretty important thing in football, whether you’re talking receivers running routes or defenders trying to make a tackle. Still, leave it to Jason Garrett to make a point about it using the full force of his Princetonian intellect.

After watching Miles Austin run a route in position drills during Wednesday morning’s walk-through practice, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett began quizzing the 29-year-old receiver.

Garrett’s questioning wasn’t of the usual football variety, though. He was asking Austin about the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

“It’s an important thing to understand,” Garrett said. “If you’re running this route from here to get to that spot, it’s going to take a little bit longer . So we talked about Pythagoras.”

“Mmmm, yes, dear Miles, if only you were better availed of the classics. Inter alia, I think you would find your skills on the playing surface to be augmented immeasurably. Come, join me for a sumptuous eating and we will further discuss the great philosophers.”

In other news, Jason Garrett’s planned Week 1 pregame speech is reading Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”.

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