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Cowboys, Garrett better make most of last 8 games

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jason Garrett is in a hurry.

It seems the interim coach of the Dallas Cowboys, who's still the offensive coordinator, has no time for anything but work. Garrett's world is an NFL assembly line of meetings, walkthroughs, practices and more meetings, all culminating in a game - and he has only has eight of them to show owner Jerry Jones that he's the right man to lead America's Team.

Jones flipped the team's leadership structure this week, tossing out coach-defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and promoting Garrett to lead the 1-and-7 team.  Garrett is a 44-year-old Princeton grad who's never been a head coach at any level -- but has long been viewed as a great candidate.  The Cowboys on Sunday visit the New York Giants.

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