Cowboys have changed way they teach catching since #DezCaughtIt fiasco in Green Bay
With the Dallas Cowboys getting set to play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional playoffs, questions at Jason Garrett’s press conference on Wednesday turned to Dez Bryant’s non-catch in the 2015 playoffs.
Garrett dodged questions for a bit, calling them “a bit too reflective” at this moment. But Garrett did admit the coaching staff has changed how they teach players to make catches since the moment that birthed the #DezCaughtIt movement on social media.
“Certainly on plays where you’re going to the ground,” Garrett said. “You have to make sure that ball doesn’t move and we really try to emphasize that with all of our guys. Not only our receivers, but tight ends, backs and defensive players. And if that’s how they’re going to call it that’s how we have to make sure how we catch the football.”
Garrett was also asked if he knew what was and wasn’t a catch anymore. He referred reporters to NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino.
“You know there is a guy called Dean Blandino up in New York — he’s a great guy to ask,” Garrett said. “He’s very informed in these situations and if you get a chance reach out to him.”