Another Sunday, another loss.
The 2010 Dallas Cowboys continue their free fall and it is more evident than ever that something needs to change. Not just small changes in the line-up, but major changes throughout the entire organization.
An obvious start would be to fire the coaching staff and put a new one in to place. Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett have done nothing but to help contribute to the Cowboys failure. Unfortunately for Cowboys fans, you can expect to see Phillips on the sideline for the remainder of the season.
Despite public demand to fire Wade Phillips immediately, owner Jerry Jones is standing firm in his belief that Wade can get to turn their season around. Jones reiterated after the unacceptable 35-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that Phillips will remain head coach at least for the final nine games.
“You all know that I am not in any way for making changes,” Jerry said. “I have always thought our best chance to win, when you’ve got three-day weeks and you’ve got to get ready to go to play a team, the best chance to win was to continue to be coached and continue to do some of the same things. There’s not enough time to change.”
Since the Cowboys really have nothing to play for the rest of the year, it is time to focus on the future and start the youth movement. That means give guys like Sean Lee, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and even Stephen McGee more playing time.
Owusu-Ansah has had his shot on special teams, but he doesn’t seem to be the answer as a kick returner. Instead, I would like to see his versatility taken advantage of on defense. Same goes for Lee. Lee has seen playing time on nickel downs, but the coaches also need to evaluate him as an every down player.
Then there is McGee. Yes, Kitna had a solid game despite the deceiving stat line, however, the Cowboys need to see what their young signal-caller can bring to the table if Romo happens to go down again — God forbid.
If McGee is not the answer, Dallas could be in position to draft a guy like Stanford’s Andrew Luck.
Of course the team needs offensive line help, but you cannot pass up on a potential franchise signal-caller and I would love to have a guy like Luck on the roster to groom a la Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
We will have to see how the rest of the season and off-season plays out and how Jerry will try to turn things around for the future. Start the youth movement, Jerry. Please.