Let me start this off: this idea is not the norm for most NFL staffs. Only two teams do anything like what I am suggesting. Because I think it is where football will trend in the next five years, the Dallas Cowboys would be wise to be at the forefront of getting a game management coach. There is an opportunity here for the Cowboys to make an addition to the existing staff that might just fix some of the biggest issues.
For the sake of this article, let’s go with my gut feeling about the staff next year. I think the Cowboys will retain Mike McCarthy and Kellen Moore. News also broke Thursday morning that Dan Quinn will be staying in Dallas after the Bears and Broncos chose other assistants for their head coaching vacancies. John Fassel should stay as the special teams coordinator.
The Cowboys clearly have suspect coaching decisions going on and headman and general manager Jerry Jones is not happy about things. He isn’t the keenest on firing coaches after such short stints, but I suspect he may be open to additions if it can give him an edge.
This role is one that I suspect we see become common as the NFL looks to get specialized in every tiny detail as we see each game being decided by less and less. So, what is this new role I want the Cowboys to explore? Well, let’s first explain the duties on the next slide.