Aug 15, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett at a training camp press conference at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The Winds of Change Are Here to Stay In Dallas

How many of you thought that the firing of ex-defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was the biggest change owner and general manager Jerry Jones was going to make? Granted it was a little unexpected, and in my opinion not warranted, but we had to think that Jerry was going to make more of a splash than hiring a 72-year-old Monte Kiffin. Well I’m here to tell you there is a storm brewing in Dallas and a defensive scheme change is going to be a blip on the radar when all is said and done.

What other big changes does Jerry have up his sleeves? Most coaching changes have been made across the league, and those spots that are open are not the most desirable to the coaching eye. To go along with that, free agency and the NFL draft are still a ways off. The Pro Bowl and Super Bowl haven’t even been played for crying out loud. None of these things are going to stop the Joneses from attempting to steal the spotlight. Here’s what I see on the horizon:

Jason Garrett’s days in Dallas are numbered

When I say numbered, I’m saying it’s only a matter of time before he is shown the door and I don’t see him being around much past January. With the hiring of Kiffin and his cronies, the Cowboy’s front office is looking to completely distance themselves from every piece of the Wade Phillips era. Garrett is the obvious piece still left and he is slated to be replaced in time for the new head coach, (can anyone say Jon Gruden?) to be in place in time for the scouting combine.

The fat is still waiting to be trimmed

Oct 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff prior to the game against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

With the recent arrest of Jay Ratliff you can push his pawn closer to the cut wall. Players like Mike Jenkins and Felix Jones are all but a blur in the rearview mirror. Unless high-priced, under-performing players like Miles Austin and Doug Free rework their contracts to aid in getting the Cowboys under the salary cap you can figure they’re as good as cut. All these things are going to work themselves out real soon and it will surely keep Jerry and Co. in the media spotlight, right where he likes to be.

Tony Romo will be resigned

Finally, as most of you are probably groaning as you read this, Tony Romo will sign himself a contract extension in the near future. Let’s face it folks, if there was a better option out there don’t you think Jerry would have gone after it already. And if you are going to start calling for Kyle Orton to take over, you’re out of you mind. There’s a reason he was signed as a backup and it wasn’t because he was out there turning down starting quarterback jobs. But you can bet if Jerry doesn’t draft Romo’s replacement in this draft, he’ll find the heir apparent in the next two offseasons. Otherwise the Cowboys will be in bad shape in the next five years when Romo loses what luster he has left.

In conclusion, just because the Cowboys aren’t in the playoffs, doesn’t mean they won’t be stirring the news pot with some striking changes. As always, Cowboys fans can just sit back and wait for the firework display to start.

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  • NYCowboysFan

    This article is a joke. Garrett isn’t going anywhere. Give him 2 more drafts and we become Super Bowl contenders again. Garrett is building his team and staff with the RKG’s that he needs and he is almost there. So buckle up and enjoy the ride.

  • Truth

    I don’t mean to sound like I’m gloating in any such form, way or fashion but with all due respect, I have been right all along. And what I mean about that is that I called for Barber’s departure way before he’s actual departure. 3 yrs. before he was actually released. I also questioned Doug Frees’ talent in his second yr. of starting because he was helped much in his first yr. If he was so good, why was he given so much help? was my theory. And in hindsight, it seemed, well now, very right to say the least. I mean after a few games, maybe 3, it should be revealed that he could handle his own but that wasn’t the case. It let my feelings be known when fans and Jerry were touting his skills and crowning of a legit RT, and then….yes, a RT, ohh-boy?!
    I growned about Ball as FS…as well as JG and Tony Oh-No. Tony just keeps proving my right yr. in and yr. out. I mean on any other team he would be out in a flash. But if not for Jerry’s ego-damage in the last 17-18 yrs., coupled with trying to save whatever is left – if any – Romo would be tossed and kicked farther than anyone could.
    I called for JGs departure a longtime ago and even though many fans and Jerry disagreed, it is now proving me right once again. And the same will be with Romo. Again, if not for saving what’s left of Jerry’s integrity, creditibility and/or ego, he would be gone. Thanks Tony Oh-No for proving me Right yr. in and yr. out, ha!

  • Richard Storm

    I seriously want Jerry Jones to keep Garret. The number one reason I want Garret is because I think he can lead Dallas to the Super Bowl. He’s young and he’s still learning. Tom Landry was in that same position while he started off with the Cowboys with a 6 year losing streak before they started having winning seasons! If some of you idiots would have been the owner, back in the day, you morons would have fired the greatest coach ever after his second losing season! The second reason I want Jason to stay is to piss all of you fake ass Cowboys fans who want Romo, Jason, and everyone to be fired every damn season! First of all, Romo is the best QB we’ve had since Aikman! Your’re a retard for wanting to get rid of him! Anyway, if Jason stays, maybe you assholes will go bandwagon yourselves to the Redskins team so you can go suck on RG3!!