Casual look gets Marion Barber fined in Dallas

There is a new sheriff in town and he’s laying down the law with the Dallas Cowboys.

Interim coach Jason Garrett, the guy with a 1-0 record after his team exploded Sunday afternoon to upset the homestanding New York Giants, who were two-touchdown favorites, is enforcing the rules. Garrett called for a strict dress code for the team’s charter flights, and ESPN Dallas, citing two team sources, said running back Marion Barber has been fined an undisclosed amount of money.

Per the report, Garrett’s policy calls for players to wear a sportscoat, tie, slacks and dress shoes. We suppose a suit with a tie and dress shoes would also work. Barber, who is a captain for the Cowboys, wore a sportscoat, untucked shirt, jeans and sneakers. Per the report, Barber was one of a handful of players fined for disciplinary reasons.

“We lay out expectations for our players for all different kinds of behaviors," Garrett said earlier today. "There will be consequences if they don't follow those procedures, and we'll keep those consequences in-house."

Barber is expected to remain a captain. He’s also expected to raise his wardrobe a notch the next time the team hits the road.

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