The Dallas Cowboys hired Brett Maxie to coach the secondary. Maxie comes to the Cowboys from the Miami Dolphins, a team that has stolen three of our coaches and two scouts.
Maxie has 10 NFL seasons of experience. He’s worked with the Falcons, the 49ers and the Panthers. While in Atlanta, he encouraged and developed Falcons cornerback DeAngleo Hall, so keep that in mind when you look at my recent mock draft. Under his guidance, Hall made two Pro Bowls. He’s a native of Dallas and he played college ball at Texas Southern.
This is really going to be a pressure job for Maxie. Why? Because Roy Williams has stunk it up the past couple of years, and chiefly this year. His Pro Bowl selection this year was a damn joke. The real question is can Maxie transform Williams into a safety who can actually cover a receiver and stop big plays? It’s a damn good question to ask because Williams has rarely ever done so in his career. He can’t even hit anymore.
I don’t know if Williams is washed up or if he is just in a slump. But the secondary’s success is now on the back of this Maxie guy. Is he up to the test?
I am sure there are a bunch of us who hope he is because I know most of us are sick and tired of watching the secondary blow a game.