Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles and Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban greet each other midfield before the start of their game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Better Cowboys Replacement Head Coach: Jon Gruden or Nick Saban?


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Here’s today’s poll question:

Better Cowboys Replacement Head Coach: Jon Gruden or Nick Saban?

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Here’s my take:

“Chances are, if the Dallas Cowboys don’t make it to the postseason again this year, that head coach Jason Garrett will be run out of town. If he is, then these two names will be at the top of most media experts lists as possible replacements. Nick Saban has allegedly made threats this year about leaving the University of Alabama for Texas. Now how much of that is salary posturing, who knows. But if the rumors are true, the leap to Dallas isn’t much of a stretch. But I have always hated how he left things with the Miami Dolphins in 2007. Therefore, I think Chucky makes the better coach for Dallas. Gruden has been to the big show, the Cowboys have employed most of his previous staff, and I think being an analyst has reignited his fire for coaching. “

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  • Dan

    Gruden
    won a Super Bowl with Tony Dungy’s team, and then went steadily
    downhill after that. Most people in Tampa hate him and feel the same way
    about him that Cowboys fans feel about Barry Switzer (has a ring
    because of a beloved former coach).

    Nick Saban, unfairly (in my opinion), is remembered as a failure in the NFL, despite winning 15 games, in 2 seasons with the following QBs: Gus Frerotte, Joey Harrington, post-knee injury Daunte Culpepper and Cleo Lemon. Cleo. Freaking. Lemon. Any time that Cleo Lemon is prominently involved in your win/loss record as a head coach, I’m willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.

    “Having a competent QB can make a huge difference if your success as an NFL coach.” – Pete Carroll, most likely

  • californy

    Dungy could win with his players, but Gruden could,he also took 2 differnt team in consecutive season deep int the play off. Tampa had cap issue that why the team went into a downward cycle after the SB win in 2002.

  • californy

    Grudden is to smart to come to Dallas. I have heard he is being courted by the Atlanta Falcons and they have their Core player under contract for at least another 5 years. In fact they only have 8 player over 8 years of experience next year, and 2 of those player may be out the door at Bryant PK and Gonzales TE.

  • californy

    I believe Dallas should go with Urban Meyer Ohio State University Head coach, he pushes the physical style of ball that I like, I think he may have a 23 game winning streak there also.

  • californy

    Steve let it Go, eliminate the link to the other article if you have to but let it go.

    • LandryHat

      Hey Californy. All comments that include links are blocked by the system automatically to prevent spam. I have now approved the comment and it appears below. Thanks for being a loyal reader of our site. – SM

      • californy

        Thank Steve

  • SmartThinking

    Your question is ridiculous, particularly since Saban stated just last week he’d consider moving to Austin and coaching the Longhorns.

    Besides, being the best coach in college football today means you get paid as well or better than pro coaches and don’t have to put up with the monumental egos and poor decisions of whimsical, semi-lucid owners like Jerry Jones who are too ignorant of the game to even hire a General Manager.

  • Old Frog

    Andy Reid, Jim Harbaugh, Chip Kelly, and Pete Carrol all had great success very quickly after taking over as HC. It’s easy to point to that and say JG is the problem but I wonder how well any of them would have done with all the injuries on the Cowboys’ defense the last two years. Interesting that KC has 32 new players on their team this year and has done so well. Says more about the GM than the coach I think.

    • MercWithaMouth

      Wrong, Pete Carroll didn’t have immediate success… He is on his second stint in the NFL, but has done much better with Seattle than NYJ or NE

      • Old Frog

        I know. I meant with Seattle. Just trying to do my part to put this whole conversation about firing JG in the trash can. I’m tired of reading them.

        • ctcowboy1968

          JG plays not to lose and hopes that he is not the one that costs the Boys the game with his repetetive mistakes. He is not a leader or innovator. He has NEVER been able to adjust in a game.

    • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

      Finally, somebody who makes some sense. Musical coaches just won’t get it. Until the Cowboys have competent general management fans will not know whether or not the coach is the problem. There is an old saying………you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken s_ _ _. And don’t give me a list of the coaching mistakes made by Garrett………they all make mistakes.

  • californy

    Grudden being a Announcer has sharpen his game. he now interact with most of the NFL personnel through out the league, he can get us some good people like he did in KC when he recommended John Dorsey to the Chief as GM.

  • jayhwk01

    The problem fellow Cowboy fans is not the HC. It is the owner and his role in the daily operations of the team. As long as he remains in his current capacity we will continue to get the same results.

  • David Kerr

    Gruden all the way. Why not get the band back together? He has worked with both coordinators and the d line coach. Saban seems like he does well controlling and taking over young men, I don’t think that style transfers to the pros well. I think Gruden could work well with Romo like a Payton-Brees relationship like they are trying to force with Garrett now.

  • shawn diver

    Bill Cowher will be the next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys !!!