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Jason Garrett echoes Jerry Jones’s support for replacement refs

Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, left, watches as owner Jerry Jones answers a question during a news conference at NFL football training camp, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)


Cowboys coach Jason Garrett won’t contradict his boss when it comes to the NFL officials’ lockout.

Just as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has insisted that the league will be fine using replacement officials while the regular refs are locked out, Garrett said today that he believes the replacement officials did their jobs well in the preseason and will continue to do so in the regular season.

The NFL does a great job of putting a great product out there for us and we’re just going to go play, Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s our job to play and coach The officials are going to be fine. I think they did a good job during the pre-season.”

Garrett said he doesn’t expect to have to yell at the replacements when the Cowboys open the season on Wednesday night, at least not any more than he would yell at the regular officials.

“I think we’ll probably have a similar relationship that we have with the regular officials,” Garrett said.

Garrett knows the company line on the replacement refs. We’ll see after Wednesday night’s game whether Garrett still has such a positive view of the replacements.