On Tuesday night the Dallas Cowboys announced major changes to the organization of their coaching staff. After reading their release on new responsibilities, my conclusion is Jerry Jones has created an even more confusing web of incompetence.
First let me clarify, this is in no way a knock on Scott Linehan and his abilities to call plays in Dallas. I’m all for bringing in someone with true football knowledge to help. Jerry and Jason have teamed up to become the Ren and Stimpy of the NFL.
If the U.S. military chain of command was this disorganized and muddled, we’d be the laughing stock of the military world. Regardless of having impressive weapons at our fingertips, we’d be soaked in incompetence.
A fighting force with uncertain leadership is simply ineffective against an equal force with clear chains of command. The same goes in a battle of two similarly talented football teams. Better teams almost always have well defined roles of authority.
Well Cowboys we heard your new structure. Now would you mind removing the smoke and mirrors and tell us who is really in charge of what behind the scenes???
One coach is the boss except in this role, but not in that role, blah blah blah. So the plan is to compete for a championship while operating with confusion, contradiction, demoted leaders, and uncertain authority? Welcome to Jerry World.