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Bill Callahan 'excited' to call plays for Dallas Cowboys

The hullabaloo over the Dallas Cowboys' play-calling situation finally is quieting down after Jason Garrett admitted he handled the situation incorrectly.

Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, who will call plays in the NFL for the first time in 10 years, is looking forward to the challenge of helping to get "America's Team" back to the playoffs.

"Excited would be the word, would be the adjective, that I would use," Callahan told the Cowboys' official website Monday. "I'm really excited. Anxious now. I wish we could continue working like we've been here, because the situation coach (Garrett) has put us in has been tremendous."

Callahan said that while he will call the plays, the offensive game plan will be "a collective effort across the board."

Known as an offensive guru, Callahan last called plays in the NFL as the Oakland Raiders' head coach in 2003. He was fired after the Raiders posted a 4-12 record that season.

Callahan hopes calling plays for the Cowboys will free up Garrett to focus on other aspects of the game.

"I told Jason, if there's any opportunity I can help serve you as a coordinator, if I can call plays, if I can take something off your plate ... then that's great," he said.

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