Dallas Cowboys: 3 tough realizations about Mike Nolan’s fate

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The Dallas Cowboys defense is atrocious and Mike Nolan should be out

The Dallas Cowboys‘ defense is absolutely horrible. They are atrocious. Are there any words that we forgot? Did we get colorful enough there? Probably not as colorful as the puke of a defense we have seen get beat, ran through, and passed over time and time again this season. That’s a fact.

Here’s the thing though, we all know what should be done. Why hasn’t it happened yet? That would be the firing of Cowboys defensive coordinator, Mike Nolan. I would guess because it isn’t that simple.

Here are three things to consider when thinking about firing Mike Nolan. They aren’t anything profound, but they are considerations that we must think about when making the move.

Nolan’s Defense Is Awful

This is the absolute first consideration. Heck, that’s how we got here in the first place.

While their passing yards allowed and their total yards allowed aren’t the worst in the game, they more than make up for that with their deficiencies in other areas. They are the absolute worst in the league when it comes to points allowed to the other team and worst of all, the absolute worst when it comes to rushing yards allowed per game.

That’s probably why they are treading water in passing and total yards allowed. When you can run the ball, why pass it and when you score within a few plays, you don’t have to eat a ton of yards.

The total yardage could also be explained by an, at times, totally inept offense but that’s a totally different topic. This is the first thing to consider here with Nolan, although it might be the only thing that matters, ultimately.