5 reasons the Dallas Cowboys should hire Jon Gruden
If former NFL head coach Jon Gruden intends to coach in the NFL again, the first conversation should be with the Dallas Cowboys, period.
It’s that time of year, boys and girls. Time for the NFL head coaching carousel to kick into high gear and that gEnerally means that we have to take a ride with Jon Gruden – whether he shows up or not is another question, but this could be the year.
Thanks to the most recent installment of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett’s ‘process,’ America’s Team will miss the playoffs for the fifth time in the seven years that Garrett has overseen the most valuable team in the world.
I said years and years ago that head coach of the Dallas Cowboys was not a job for beginners, which is what Garrett was when he took the reigns midway through the disastrous 2010 campaign that saw the Cowboys go from 11-5 and an NFC East division championship in 2009 all the way to 6-10 and obviously no postseason appearance that year.
Well, Gruden is no beginner. At one time, he was the Sean McVay in that he was a young gun head coach that actually ended up becoming the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl. Mike Tomlin (36) of the Pittsburgh Steelers would eventually beat out Gruden (39) by just a few years in that distinction, but clear is the fact that Gruden is still young enough and definitely brings instant energy to the right side of the ball (offense) for the Dallas Cowboys.
As the rumor mill begins to spin, reports suggest that Gruden is in the process of building a coaching staff which would indicate that he’s thinking – or expecting – to return to the NFL for the first time since 2008. His victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII is his calling card to this day, but some seem to think that Gruden plans to return to Tampa-St. Petersburg to resume his coaching career following nine seasons as a color analyst on ESPN Monday Night Football.
True or not, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones should be as involved as necessary in knowing exactly whether or not Gruden is available. If, in fact, he is, then here’s a list of five powerful reasons why Gruden should forget any thought of going to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers and instead start looking at real estate in North Texas.