Jason Garrett says bounties not an issue with Cowboys

Jason Garrett says he has never been a part of a team that had bounties in place even though former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson said secondary members would reward each other for big hits.

We always talked about big hits," Woodson, now an analyst for ESPN, said on television. “We always rewarded ourselves, as far as the secondary is concerned.”

Garrett, a former teammate of Woodson’s and now the coach of the Cowboys, said there was nothing systematic in place when he played and there aren’t any bounty programs on his team right now.

“I’ve never been on a team where there’s been anything that’s been systematic, where you’re standing in meetings, doing anything like that,” Garrett said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"That's not something we have done," Garrett added. "I think we all have a real focus on player safety, and I think everyone understands that. The league has done a really good job of that. We try to do that within our team. So that has not been an issue for us."

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