I was interviewed this week by the NFL Outsiders over at MVN. You can read the interview here.
Apparently, some of their roundtable guys believe the Dallas Cowboys had one of the better offseasons. Well, it depends on how they measured it. We ridded the team of Terrell Owens and Pacman Jones, and we picked up a safety and added a decent, but old, linebacker from the Atlanta Falcons and a younger guy from the Chargers.
I am not really sure that supports the title as “offseason winners” because some would think dropping a top-10 receiver in the game is idiotic, even if some say he is a cancer.
I was also recently interviewed by ESPN magazine’s senior writer Eddie Matz, but I am unsure how they plan to use the information I provided. Matz centered on the Terrell Owens saga, and asked how I think the Cowboys will do this coming season. He also challenged me on who Cowboys fans “hate” right now and if the coaching staff should have been canned.
I told him that I think a lot of fans were angry with Jason Witten because he was accused of being the locker room leaker. I personally am not upset with Witten, but I know there were fans who were. I also said that I think making Wade Phillips the defensive coordinator was a smart move, if Jerry Jones plans to keep him on staff. I said if anyone should have been let go, it was Jason Garrett. I said that the Cowboys offense was predictable: run, pass, pass; and that Garrett did not change the play calling enough. I also said that if the Cowboys do well this coming season, it will be because of a strong defense, not an incredible offense. The offense will be serviceable, but the defense should be a powerhouse.