Paul Pasqualoni took over the Cowboys defense once Wade Phillips was fired midseason. Coach P immediately made an impression on the defense and, while his schematic changes were small, it was the detail that made them so effective. Whether it was using more zone coverages or blitzing less frequently, the changes helped the defense create more turnovers in the second half of the season.
Now instead of allowing Pasqualoni to continue running the defense in 2011, he is gone. Pasqualoni took the head coaching job at UCONN and his talents will be missed. The players respected Coach P and they believed what he was feeding them. Now, Jason Garrett is responsible for going out and finding a qualified guy who the players will respect to run the defense.
Top of my wish list? Rob Ryan.