Following the Dallas Cowboys disappointing season this year, heads are expected to roll. Here are seven Cowboys who should be fired in 2018.
The Dallas Cowboys regular season ended with a thud on Sunday afternoon, losing to the Seattle Seahawks in a game in which the Cowboys seemed to have all the momentum. It was a gut punch. Especially considering how the other scenarios were lining up just right to give Dallas a real shot at winning a bid in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
Unfortunately, outside of running back Ezekiel Elliott, the rest of the Cowboys offense decided to take the afternoon off. That resulted in Dallas turning the ball over three times and scoring via only field goals the entire game. Rest assured, it’s been one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory and heads should roll soon.
Luckily for Dallas, their season ends on Sunday, December 31st. That means the next day, the first of 2018, changes can start being made to improve this troubled Cowboys squad. Here are seven Dallas Cowboys I believe should be fired in the new year.
Scott Linehan, Offensive Coordinator
If there is one person who should shoulder the blame for the Cowboys offensive woes in 2017, it has to be Scott Linehan. The team’s offensive coordinator is the one who is most responsible for Dallas’ lack of offense, specifically without Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield. The Cowboys scored single digits in each of it’s first three games without Zeke.
Against Seattle, Linehan tried to get too cute and actually went away from using Elliott near the goal line. Instead, he turned to a passing game that had struggled all night. The Cowboys playcalling is often called too predictable. But after Sunday’s loss, it can be called just plain bad.
Under Linehan, quarterback Dak Prescott has really regressed this year. Especially in the second half of the season where he’s thrown nine interceptions in his last six games. Then consider how poorly the Cowboys wide receiver corps has played all season, and there is a case to be made that not only should Linehan be fired, but wide receivers coach Derek Dooley and quarterback coach Wade Wilson as well.
Not to mention the lack of proper halftime adjustments, especially when it came to supporting replacement left tackles who couldn’t stop an average pass rusher from dropping Prescott a whopping six times in Week 10.
Here it is. This Cowboys offense needs new blood and new ideas. Dallas needs an initiative offensive coordinator that can turn this talented squad of underperforming individuals into an exciting offense again.