Dallas Cowboys: 5 essential thoughts before 2018 NFL Draft
#2 – Jason Garrett is all about building the team they want
Ok. Let’s think about this for a bit.
The Dallas Cowboys are getting lit up with questions about closing the gap with the Eagles. And truthfully, that’s fair game.
The head coach and staff are adamant about building their identity, culture, and DNA. It’s their fight, and I get it. And, I believe, for the most part, the Cowboys have moved the needle over the years despite the hands-on owner, Jerry Jones.
But that needle movement pales in comparison to the thriving Eagle. Whether you like it or not, the Cowboys are in catch up mode. So, when Jason Garrett preaches his fight mantra, about creating the team they want, forgive me for taking a pause.
The coach has a 67-53 regular season record, which is a .558 winning percentage. He is 1-2 in the playoffs. At 52 years old, he is entering his ninth year as the head guy in Big D.
I’m sorry, but I completely have no shame in stealing from the Patriot Way (minus the cheating) or even “borrowing” a detail or two away from the Eagles management. These teams won titles.
For whatever reason, the Cowboys have flip-flopped over the years with success. Garrett booted his first three seasons with 8-8 finishes.
To conclude this thought, when your leader explains to the media that they are still stubborn on a blueprint that may or may not eclipse others in the division, it’s okay to be nervous.
Winning the division will ease minds. Winning a title will change hearts.
The cool thing is we’ll be able to get an insider’s look into the Dallas Cowboys this spring. With Amazon giving the Cowboys the All or Nothing streaming platform, expect fans to get some interesting insight into Garrett’s blueprint and mind.