It’s going to take something drastic for the Dallas Cowboys to change. Owner Jerry Jones and company seem content to let this thing play out, hoping to win a playoff spot in the worst division in football. They seem to be content with 5-5 as long as everyone in our division is in the same boat. After this many years of losing, I guess they’ve just become accustomed to being mediocre. It appears the only thing that inspires Jones to change is losing. But should we, as Cowboy fans, be rooting for them to lose?
Like many others, I’m done with the whole Jason Garrett experiment in Dallas. He constantly preaches results and culture, but for all his efforts the Cowboys still sit on the precibus of a third straight 8-8 season with him at the helm. While we’ve been waiting on Garrett to blossom, we’ve lost opportunities to hire other successful coaches like Jim Harbaugh, Andy Reid and Sean Payton.
I’m also done with both Monte Kiffin and Bill Callahan. Although Callahan has done a great job with this offensive line, that’s the only responsibility I’d give him. Kiffin needs to find a rocking chair somewhere and begin a life monitoring his yard from pesky neighborhood children.
Dallas needs a shake up in the worst way. And the Cowboys current salary cap doesn’t allow us to make many player changes. Not unless your willing to trade names like Romo and Ware. So firing this piss-poor coaching staff is the next best thing. It actually should have been done last year. In fact, the only coach who deserved to stay was defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who was subsequently fired in January. But my fear is it will not happen at all if the Cowboys can somehow bumble their way into the playoffs this season.
If the Cowboys do make it in the post-season, they are likely not to do much once they get there. But it will probably be enough to justify Jerry Jones allowing the Cowboys coaching staff to keep their jobs for one more year. And as I fan, I’m not sure how much more I can take of this. I might actually have to start hoping they don’t get in the playoffs this year. And that just sucks as a fan.