OK, last week readers picked their own Dallas Cowboys coaches and the response was tremendous! Most of you stuck with the parameters. A few went off on a superhero tangent that had little to do with coaches. I have the results below.
This week, part II, you choose the Specialists. Specifically: Kicker, Punter and Return man.
First, lets review your coaching choices from last week:
A couple of you went above Coach and picked a new owner and GM, going with New England Patriots Owner, Robert Kraft or Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Art Rooney to replace Jerry Jones, with Bill Parcells as GM. Robert Kraft is the hip choice lately for favorite Owner and ‘whats hip today’ well, you know. A good argument could be made, though, for the Rooneys owning the Cowboys. They have shown stability and success as owners of one of the greatest franchises in the NFL.
For Coaches, readers limited the field to 12 with many familiar Dallas names like Avezzano, Turner, Payton, Jimmy Johnson, DeCamillis, Wannstedt and Ryan. I was a little surprised so many of you stayed so close to home with recent Cowboys coaches when Dallas hasn’t sniffed a Superbowl in almost two decades. Regardless, lets keep marching along.
The Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Coaches, as chosen by you, are:
Head Coach – Bill Belichick How would he get along with Jerry? (Sean Payton second)
Offensive Coordinator – Sean Payton – I’m sure he wouldn’t mind the demotion (Norv Turner second)
Defensive Coordinator – Rex (not Rob) Ryan – He would never leave the Jets secondary for ours. (Wade Phillips second)
Special Teams – Joe – that’s right, Joe! Apparently no one could decide between Joe DeCamillis or Joe Avezzano.
Interesting note: No one picked Tony Dungy or even ‘Chucky’
What do you think of the coaching staff you chose? It’s definitely a superstar group if they put their egos aside, I’m just worried they won’t work well together and that Sean Payton might beat Bill Belichick to death with his cane, on Sunday Night Football!
PART II : Choose the Specialists.
Again, choose a player that is active on a current NFL team roster. Try to avoid choosing a member of the Fantastic Four, Erasmus.
My Ultimate Fantasy Specialists:
Kicker – David Akers – Hard to argue 29 of 27 field goals, though I’m happy with Dan Bailey
Punter – the fat guy from the Raiders – I hope McBriar’s drop foot heals!
Returner – Patrick Peterson – Like many of you will
I look forward to hearing from you. We are well on our way to building the perfect Dallas Cowboys team!