Jason Garrett wants the Cowboys to know the Pythagorean theorem
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 24, 2013
Garrett said he told players to look up the Pythagorean theorem if they didn’t know it. College boy Jason Garrett wants his team to spend some time in training camp brushing up on the Pythagorean theorem. This fall, when schoolkids across the country inevitably ask when they’re going to need to know this in real life, their teachers can say that if you want to play in the NFL, you’d better know the Pythagorean theorem. Specifically, Garrett wants players with a firm grasp of geometry, which includes understanding the Pythagorean theorem, which states that in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares of the two legs. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett graduated from Princeton, and he wants to have smart players on his team. Garrett thinks it’s important to know that when thinking about how long it will take a player to run between two points on the field. “If you’re running straight from the line of scrimmage, six yards deep, that’s a certain depth, right? It takes you a certain amount of time,” Garrett said.