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  • Originally posted by DMWSackMachine
    Originally posted by Jughead10
    Originally posted by D-Unit
    Originally posted by Jughead10
    Originally posted by Poet3334
    Originally posted by Jughead10
    I dunno, I guess you can pick apart any team like this but this is what I see.

    I see a QB while promising, got worse at the end of the season after coming out of the cannon hot. Which QB will you be getting next year.

    You have two WRs who are up there in age, one of which is a problem child. I know a lot like Crayton but he may be best suited for the role is he is now.

    The O-line while not a bad a some believe is still very mediocre.

    You documented your lack of pass rush. I guess some can point fingers in different directions regarding that.

    And the secondary you documented as well. Is Henry going to play FS? In which case who is your other corner and Roy is still Roy.

    The team is talented but I don't think as much as some think. Parcells really got a lot out of this team. More than most coaches in the league would and definately more than anyone who is potentially available now.
    So, you're saying that the Cowboys will never be as good as they are now because no coach will get anything else out of them? Hmmm.

    You're right, you can pick apart any team, but I won't do that. This team has not played well down the stretch for the last few years, after coming out of the gate very quickly. Is that coaching? I don't know, maybe it is. Could Romo's regression be a result of the couwboys not running the ball successfully? Maybe. Or maybe it's because of the underutilization of TO, and Witten, which could be attributed to game-planning. I am not blaming Parcells totally for the breakdowns, but he plays a big part in them. There is PLENTY of talent on this team, but the players didn't execute properly, AND the coaches did not put them in position to maximize their skills. There is plenty of blame to go around. I just think Parcells ran out of steam.
    I'm just saying the talent isn't as close to a Super Bowl team as some might think. There is A LOT of room for improvement. I guess blame could be pointed everywhere. Was TO and Witten really underutilized. Witten seemed to get more and more balls once Romo became QB. And how much more can you throw to TO. I know he caught a lot of TDs but if you threw to him more his drops would just be even more and further blow the rest of the league away. The only person who honestly thinks TO was underutilized is TO and thats because he is clueless. Wasn't he targeted or thrown to the 3rd most in the league?
    When your biggest need is a holder... You're not far away.

    Improvement needed? Yeah. We have a lot of young guys at key positions. We need development. Do we have a lot of holes to fill in the starting lineup? 2-3 good players away... I'd say.
    Yeah you were a holder away. But this year the NFC was not very good. And that was just a hold away from a divisonal playoff game. I agree 2-3 good players away. But also a very good head coach too. My main point is I think the loss of Parcells will be a lot more than most are expecting. I haven't read all the pages since he retirement but is anyone the least bit worried about the progression of DeMarcus with him gone. I like Singletary and I think he could be a good coach, but Parcells he will not be. At least not right away.
    I am definitely not in the group that sh*ts all over Parcells and blames him for the short comings of the team. I think he did a very good job this year, and had this team in position to do great things. Sometimes there is just a few things that go wrong, and once things turn south they sort of snowball. That is what happened in the final 4 games of the season, imo.

    That said, I would gladly stack our team up man for man to any roster in our conference. I think we are simply better.

    Look at the Saints, for example. They were starting THREE backup LBs! THREE! It boggles my mind how the got away with that. Add to that the stinkage of Fred Thomas and his pathetic ability to cover, as well as having Hollis Thomas (old and average, at best) and no-one-else at DT, as well as a 2nd year FS and a nobody SS (filling in for the rookie that was injured early in the year), and you have what should be a train wreck of a defense. Somehow, though that team made it to the NFC Championship game.

    You could do the same with the Bears. Rex Grossman may, indeed, be the worst starting QB to ever lead his team to a Super Bowl berth. That in itself is difficult to comprehend, but when you factor in a general lack of play makers on offense, along with a defense that has really gone downhill as the season went on (with the Brown and Harris injuries being a big reason) and you have to scratch your head and wonder how the hell they got there, too.

    The facts are that the Cowboys have a very good RB combo, along with what is arguably the best set of pass receiving weapons in the league. You may say that the WRs are old, but they are both 32, turning 33 sometime next year, and they are playing a position that is one of the most age-friendly in the league, at least to players that are diligent in their conditioning, which both are to an extreme. The key is Romo. My assertion that this team has the talent to be special is, in large part, dependent upon him being able to be an upper level starter for us. If you refuse to accept that condition, then we cannot have this conversation, because so much depends on him. The O-line has been solid, and there is reason to expect improvement with a couple of promising young players waiting in the wings.

    On the issue of your D-line, the reason why you feel that way is because you aren't close enough to the team, and have likely seen too much national coverage of them. Spears became a bit disappointing as the season went on, but he still has a TON of potential to be great, and has yet to participate in a full training camp. Even so, he was very good as a run stopper for much of the season. Canty, meanwhile, really turned it on down the stretch, and was singled out for praise by the coach on multiple occasions. Feguson is a really good player who will never get credit for being such. He was probably the 3rd best 3-4 nose tackle from a run-stopping perspective this season. Better than both Wilfork and Washington, while a notch down from Williams and Hampton. He doesn't offer as much of an impact in the pass rush, but that is not really his job.

    That is the makings of a really good D-line. There is a ton of potential there, but even on production alone, I still think they were well above average. You have to remember, even with all the late season struggles, this team still finished in the top 10 in rushing yards. That is the primary responsibility of the D-line.
    That is my point as well.


    "You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question."
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    • We all have our head coaching theories on who it should be and many are theories of guys who haven't been head coaches on the NFL level. To me that eliminates them from the equation. It has been stated many times that Jerry is looking for a head coach with previous NFL head coaching experience so I would put a check mark next to the names of guys who haven't been NFL head coaches.
      "Red Ball"

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      • Originally posted by dre1614
        Originally posted by thule
        Originally posted by dre1614
        Looks like Jason Garrett is going to be our OC, possibly even HC?
        Link on the head coach scenario?

        http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/story...765#commenttop

        its the last comment


        Whoa!
        Apparently Garrett and Jones are talking about more than the Offensive Coordinator position:

        IRVING - Not only is Jason Garrett talking to the Cowboys on Wednesday about possibly becoming the team's offensive coordinator but also its next head coach, according to director of public relations Rich Dalrymple.

        http://www.cowboysplus.com/topstory/....158c8b79.html
        They can talk all they want. Garrett won't be the HC. I'd bet anything.

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        • They can talk all they want. Garrett won't be the HC. I'd bet anything.
          I would too. No way he is head coach, it's just for show, but on the flip side I will bet that he is the offensive coordinator.
          "Red Ball"

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          • I like the idea of Garrett as OC.. A young guy who can turn to be an HC in the future.. As our HC now I want an experienced guy who knows how to use the 3-4..


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            • Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
              We all have our head coaching theories on who it should be and many are theories of guys who haven't been head coaches on the NFL level. To me that eliminates them from the equation. It has been stated many times that Jerry is looking for a head coach with previous NFL head coaching experience so I would put a check mark next to the names of guys who haven't been NFL head coaches.
              People keep saying Jerry is looking for a HC with previous HC experience...

              Where the hell is he saying this? I've never seen, read or heard those words come out of his mouth since Parcells retired on Monday.

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              • Originally posted by Ward
                Call me crazy, but I would welcome Martz with open arms. Offensive guru, and maybe he'd hire someone like Singletary as DC.
                I know you said someone LIKE singletary, but for singletary, he will most likely become DC since there are no good experienced 3-4 DC's.

                And why is there so much love for singletary here? Is it the amazing play of our LB corps that has people into him? What has he proven at even a coordinator level?

                Nevertheless, if you want him, take him now, because for some reason, he will be a HC somewhere in the next 2-3 years. Thats a big reason i believe nolan does not want to hire him. Whats the point of hiring a DC that you will have to replace in a couple of years?

                And trust me, you might take 1, but you wont take both of our assistants. Either way, jones does take 1, i hope he takes singletary. Norv Turner is a good OC, but a terrible HC..why would anyone want him as HC?

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                • Originally posted by D-Unit
                  Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
                  We all have our head coaching theories on who it should be and many are theories of guys who haven't been head coaches on the NFL level. To me that eliminates them from the equation. It has been stated many times that Jerry is looking for a head coach with previous NFL head coaching experience so I would put a check mark next to the names of guys who haven't been NFL head coaches.
                  People keep saying Jerry is looking for a HC with previous HC experience...

                  Where the hell is he saying this? I've never seen, read or heard those words come out of his mouth since Parcells retired on Monday.
                  Plenty of sources within the Dallas Media have said this.

                  I'll start with Mickey Spagnola, he has said this in Talkin Cowboys and Ranch Report in yesterday's edition.

                  Also Jean-Jacques Taylor has said this in his chats. I thought everybody knew this.
                  "Red Ball"

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                  • Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
                    Originally posted by D-Unit
                    Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
                    We all have our head coaching theories on who it should be and many are theories of guys who haven't been head coaches on the NFL level. To me that eliminates them from the equation. It has been stated many times that Jerry is looking for a head coach with previous NFL head coaching experience so I would put a check mark next to the names of guys who haven't been NFL head coaches.
                    People keep saying Jerry is looking for a HC with previous HC experience...

                    Where the hell is he saying this? I've never seen, read or heard those words come out of his mouth since Parcells retired on Monday.
                    Plenty of sources within the Dallas Media have said this.

                    I'll start with Mickey Spagnola, he has said this in Talkin Cowboys and Ranch Report in yesterday's edition.

                    Also Jean-Jacques Taylor has said this in his chats. I thought everybody knew this.
                    Hmm..... I didn't know Jerry Jones had so many different names...

                    I mean really, did Jerry say this out of his own mouth or is this more Dallas media speculation? Big difference.

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                    • Hmm..... I didn't know Jerry Jones had so many different names...

                      I mean really, did Jerry say this out of his own mouth or is this more Dallas media speculation? Big difference.
                      I don't think there are any direct quotes from Jerry though Mickey said that is the mentality of the team, and I don't think he would just say that for kicks.
                      "Red Ball"

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                      • Originally posted by D-Unit
                        Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
                        Originally posted by D-Unit
                        Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
                        We all have our head coaching theories on who it should be and many are theories of guys who haven't been head coaches on the NFL level. To me that eliminates them from the equation. It has been stated many times that Jerry is looking for a head coach with previous NFL head coaching experience so I would put a check mark next to the names of guys who haven't been NFL head coaches.
                        People keep saying Jerry is looking for a HC with previous HC experience...

                        Where the hell is he saying this? I've never seen, read or heard those words come out of his mouth since Parcells retired on Monday.
                        Plenty of sources within the Dallas Media have said this.

                        I'll start with Mickey Spagnola, he has said this in Talkin Cowboys and Ranch Report in yesterday's edition.

                        Also Jean-Jacques Taylor has said this in his chats. I thought everybody knew this.
                        Hmm..... I didn't know Jerry Jones had so many different names...

                        I mean really, did Jerry say this out of his own mouth or is this more Dallas media speculation? Big difference.
                        He addressed the topic on one of his most recent radio interviews (can't remember which one). But the example that he used was Chan Gailey, saying that he would probably not ever go that route again (hiring a coordinator type without any HC experience) because of numerous different factors, the prominence of the team being foremost among them. If you look throught the archives on DC.com you will find it. It was sometime in January.
                        Originally posted by 21ST
                        He was protecting his self
                        Originally posted by tjsunstein
                        From what? His leg?
                        Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck
                        That leg has had it out for him since day 1.
                        "We're the quiet guys, the guys before the storm. And then we hit you."

                        DeMarcus Ware

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                        • Originally posted by DMWSackMachine
                          Originally posted by D-Unit
                          Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
                          Originally posted by D-Unit
                          Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
                          We all have our head coaching theories on who it should be and many are theories of guys who haven't been head coaches on the NFL level. To me that eliminates them from the equation. It has been stated many times that Jerry is looking for a head coach with previous NFL head coaching experience so I would put a check mark next to the names of guys who haven't been NFL head coaches.
                          People keep saying Jerry is looking for a HC with previous HC experience...

                          Where the hell is he saying this? I've never seen, read or heard those words come out of his mouth since Parcells retired on Monday.
                          Plenty of sources within the Dallas Media have said this.

                          I'll start with Mickey Spagnola, he has said this in Talkin Cowboys and Ranch Report in yesterday's edition.

                          Also Jean-Jacques Taylor has said this in his chats. I thought everybody knew this.
                          Hmm..... I didn't know Jerry Jones had so many different names...

                          I mean really, did Jerry say this out of his own mouth or is this more Dallas media speculation? Big difference.
                          He addressed the topic on one of his most recent radio interviews (can't remember which one). But the example that he used was Chan Gailey, saying that he would probably not ever go that route again (hiring a coordinator type without any HC experience) because of numerous different factors, the prominence of the team being foremost among them. If you look throught the archives on DC.com you will find it. It was sometime in January.
                          That is some seriously messed up logic. I find it hard to believe he said that. It's sooo narrow minded... and quite idiotic as well. There would be no head coaches if the requirement to be a head coach was that you had to have previous head coach experience. ... you mean to tell me he thinks there are no good head coaches that have gone that route? ...that Chan Gailey is the model for all not to follow?

                          ...and I guess all this talk about how Sean Payton would've been our HC should be immediately dispelled as well. Besides...look how bad that's turned out... Nice logic Jerry... (or supposedly Jerry)...

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                          • ...and I guess all this talk about how Sean Payton would've been our HC should be immediately dispelled as well. Besides...look how bad that's turned out... Nice logic Jerry... (or supposedly Jerry)...
                            I don't agree with it either, I wanted Bob Stoops at first.

                            Payton was a completely diffrent situation. He was already on board with the Cowboys and was being groomed as our next head coach, as soon as he left for New Orleans the strategy changed (obviously). Now the Cowboys are looking for a guy with head coaching experience and 3-4 experience. That spells Wade Philips to me.
                            "Red Ball"

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                            • Anybody who has any doubt that Singletary isn't a HC within the next couple of years should go back and watch the South practice again today. This guy was miked up and great. He was a great teacher, tore em down, then built them back up again. You can just see how much the players respect and listen to him. To me he was far more impressive than Nolan over the last three days. If only Jerry had the balls to pull the trigger on this guy. Sure he lacks experience, just surrond him with some good X and O guys and I think he will get the best out of the talent around him.

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                              • Originally posted by CTCowboysFan
                                ...and I guess all this talk about how Sean Payton would've been our HC should be immediately dispelled as well. Besides...look how bad that's turned out... Nice logic Jerry... (or supposedly Jerry)...
                                I don't agree with it either, I wanted Bob Stoops at first.

                                Payton was a completely diffrent situation. He was already on board with the Cowboys and was being groomed as our next head coach, as soon as he left for New Orleans the strategy changed (obviously). Now the Cowboys are looking for a guy with head coaching experience and 3-4 experience. That spells Wade Philips to me.
                                What? If the plan was to groom Payton for the job, then that's exactly the same thing that happened with Chan Gailey.

                                Wade is just... okay... I don't wanna give it to the guy... He's emotionless and that's just not passionate enough for me.

                                Have you seen Singletary in action at the Senior Bowl??? WOW. JUST WOW.

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