By now, all of us and our unborn children are aware of Jerry Jones’ statement that things were going to get very uncomfortable around Valley Ranch.
My theory is that the more “uncomfortable” things get around Valley Ranch, the more comfortable we as fans should be about next season’s outlook. Have we made any progress on that front?
I have to admit I was completely shocked by the release of Ryan earlier this week. I felt like the inexplicable amount of injuries to our defensive starters had taken any responsibility of shortcomings out of Ryan’s hands. We were calling retired players up at home after all.
Kiffin seems like a good hire, and I feel like our defensive personnel is well suited for the 4-3, but is that going to take us to the playoffs? Was defense the biggest problem we had this season?
I think most of us would agree that the offense is what gave us fits all season. Unfortunately, we will not get any relief or reassurance about that until closer to next season.
It will be a long wait before we hear any information about improvements to the offensive line via free agency or the draft. It will be awhile before we know what players have been traded, released, or restructured in their contracts in order to help solve our current salary cap problems.
It could also be a long while before we hear Jones make the announcement that I feel would have the biggest impact on the upcoming season, that Garrett will no longer be pulling double duty as head coach and offensive coordinator.
Given that the man who play calling would most likely fall to in that event, Bill Callahan, is already on the staff, it is possible that the information of such a change could be sat on until the beginning of next training camp. It’s not quite the same as bringing someone new in, and all the hoopla that surrounds the new hire and what role they will play in the organization.
I’m hoping that Jerry realizes the perpetual bad taste that recent season’s have left in Cowboy’s fan’s mouths, and that he will be as forthcoming with recent news and developments as possible.
Cowboy’s fans want something to believe in, we want something or anything that will help us hold on to the idea that this team will be different next season. We throw ourselves in whole heartedly every year only to have those hearts broken time and again.
Give us something to believe in Jerry. We don’t just want it, and we don’t just need it, we deserve it. Let Cowboy’s fans fall asleep at night with a smile on our faces anticipating next season, let us get…comfortable.