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Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy reacts in the tunnel during the second half of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT

Mike Zimmer, not a stranger to valley ranch, brings a quiet, yet strong, resume to the table. Zimmer served the Cowboys from 1994 to 2006. He was the defensive backs coach from 1994 to 1999, and the defensive coordinator from 2000 to 2006.

Mike Zimmer, a champion of the 4-3 defense, would be a major upgrade to the 2013 Dallas defense, who finished with 6,645 yards allowed, third-most in the history of the NFL.

Jerry, bring back a former son.

Zimmer, who turns 58 this June, is a well-respected coach around the league — particularly in Cincinnati where he has served as defensive coordinator since 2008. After the Bengals finished 4th in total defense in 2009, Zimmer received NFL Assistant Coach of the Year honors from Pro Football Weekly, and from CBSSports.com.

Zimmer’s success didn’t stop in his first year at the Bengals. In 2011, Zimmer finished with the 7th best defense in the league, and in 2012, he finished 6th. In 2013, Zimmer allowed 19.1 points per game, 5th best in the NFL.

Is this outstanding luck for Zimmer? In 2003, serving as the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, Zimmer’s squad gave up the fewest yards in the league.

A big supporter of Zimmer is Bill Parcells. Over the years, Zimmer interviewed with the Dolphins, Buccaneers, Browns, Rams, and Chargers. He turned down the head coaching job at Nebraska in 2003.

You can go your own way. The Cowboys need different. Zimmer brings an arsenal of tools to Dallas. Smarts, respect, experience, just to name a few.

Unlike Garrett, hiring Zimmer wouldn’t be classified as an experiment.

You can go your own way. Or, you can sit, and watch Zimmer go his way.

 

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  • Artie C

    Wholesale change is needed in Dallas. After the comments Jerry made on his radio show, that’s not gonna happen. Zimmer would be a sound replacement for the poor game manager, Garrett. Odd to me that his gaff on not recognizing the delay of game penalty error and his team was robbed of 15 seconds was never brought up. Garrett’s inability to manage the game or the clock should be reason alone to fire him.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Zimmer has a great resume. Why ruin it by making him the head coach of a team that is so mismanaged he will have no chance for success? I say stop the coaching carousel. It will do more harm than good. Why make Zimmer another yes man? Why subject him to not having the final say on which players to draft? Why refuse to let him choose his own staff or who to call the offensive plays? And last but not least why in the world would any coach worth his salt want to come to a team that has the worst salary cap problems in the entire league. Maybe if all writers would write about the real problem with the Cowboys rather than continuing to write about things that will make no difference maybe a change will be made.

  • jrcowboy49

    I have no problem with Zimmer as long as he can have final say over personel

  • fredbeard

    He’s never been a head coach but he’ll make a great head coach for the Cowboys really remember Nov Turner ? why take a step back when they haven’t taken a step forward maybe better to start firing some of the staff from Callahan, Kiffen, Ben bloom and Jerome Henderson Matt Eberflus also Mike Woicik and make Rod Marinelli Defense coordinator along with Leon Lett as offensive line coach

  • MercWithaMouth

    Maybe next season, Im all in on Garrett for one final year…… For some reason Zimmer doesn’t seem to generate any true interest season after season…. He’ll be around next year if Garrett doesn’t get things straight

  • Juanito Juanito

    Cowboys will never succed with the kind of gm have, not matters who the coach could be