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Cowboys’ Jason Garrett says ‘a lot of voices have been heard’ on pass interference rule

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As the NFL continues to evolve its rules and style of play, one of the main sticking points for many teams has been how pass interference is called. The competition committee for the NFL continues to visit with coaches about potential changes to the rule, and according to Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, many voices have been heard.

Speaking to the media earlier this week, Garrett noted that many people have spoken about potential changes, and the league continues to discuss it.

“We’ve had a lot of good conversations over the last couple of months, and where I want to leave it today is I just know they’re involved in the process,” Garrett said Tuesday via Pro Football Talk. “It’s been a very thoughtful process. The conversations we’ve had, the subcommittee I’m on, we’ve had great visits with all the decision-makers on this. The back and forth has been outstanding.”

According to Garrett, the main objective for the NFL is to address some more of the egregious issues that might pop up with the rule, and how they can make things better for teams.

“The goal for the league is to be able to address some of the issues of a significant play that might happen at the end of the game that might have a big impact, not unlike that New Orleans-Rams game. I think they’re just trying to be able to handle that and address that situation in as an unobtrusive way as possible, and they’re going through all the different scenarios. I’ll let them finish that process before I weigh in on it. Again, I think the process has been a good one, and a lot of voices have been heard.”

Only time will tell if the rules get tweaked enough to everyone’s liking, but just the fact that the NFL is discussing the issue is noteworthy, and could result in some solid rule changes.