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Good move, Jerry

Posted on: January 6, 2011 4:24 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2011 4:24 pm
 
I think I speak for all Dallas fans when I say, "Hallelujah." It's about time the Cowboys made it official and named Jason Garrett their full-time head coach.

I know they had to go through the process, interview candidates and satisfy the league's hiring rules. So they did. Then they did the right thing which was to hire a guy who took this team off life support and made it a factor the second half of the season. In short, they hired someone who made the Cowboys the team they were supposed to be. Not only were they 5-3 under Garrett, but their three losses were by a combined seven points.

That tells me something, and it tells me that Garrett was able to reach players where Wade Phillips was not. Garrett coached the same team Phillips did but gained dramatically different results. The players didn't change. The head coach did. But where Phillips was 1-7, Garrett was 5-3.

Works for me. Looks like Jerry Jones knew what he was doing when he paid Garrett all that money years ago to take him off the coaching market.
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Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Good move, Jerry

I'm not sure this is a good move.

That's not to say Garrett did poorly.  He did quite well.  I'm just not sure he's the right guy long-term.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Good move, Jerry

remember knuckleheads garrett was calling all those passes ( come on it isnt like he had tom brady or peyton u knew they wouldn't work) that didnt work when they went 1-7 but then decided to run the ball after phillips was gone  aha  i smell a RAT .................   good news for the rest of the  nfc east though
Do you pay any attention to football?  When you trail almost all of every game in the first half, and average about 3ypc when you do run, you have to pass the ball and, if you'll notice, Romo was putting up very good numbers before he got hurt, very similar to the numbers he put up the previous two seasons when the Cowboys won the NFC East.  Three things changed -- 1. Romo got hurt, Kitna does not have the same passing ability although he did play pretty well, 2.  The Cowboys were playing from a tied or leading position more meaning you can run more than when you're playing catchup, 3. the OL simply blocked better, more holes = more yards = more running plays and 4.  Injuries to Bryant, Ogletree, Williams and Hurd forced Dallas to alter game plans.

Nobody in their right mind thinks Garrett intentionally called bad plays to try to get Phillips fired.  That is just insane because (1) it may not work, you, being the offensive coordinator, may be the one who gets fired mid-season, (2) at the end of the season you may not get the HC gig and then, after a bad season, who wants you even as their OC much less a HC? 



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Good move, Jerry

In 2008 Mike Singletary became too over a 2-5 San Francisco team and went 5-4 over the last 9 games.  Just because an interim coach has some success in the interim year doesn't mean that it carries over to the next year. 
Agreed, there are no guarantees but I still like this hire.  The difference between Garrett and Singletary may be that Garrett has paid his dues, he's workes as an assistant at several levels including Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach for several years.  Singletary, imo, tried to jump too far to fast having never held a coordinator level position for any amount of time.  With Garrett's experience and the results he achieved in a half-season as the head guy (including the new focus on discipline and actual hard work at practice), combined with the potential of a very short preseason if there is a work stoppage, I think Garrett is a great choice.  But, again, we all realize there are no guarantees and a lot will have to do with how much "rebuilding" occurs with the roster and injuries etc.




Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:43 am
 

Good move, Jerry

Yeah, you're right, he "lucked" out in 3 Super Bowls in four years.  You're right, it was lucky.



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:02 am
 

Good move, Jerry

What happened to Bill Cowher? We will see how this works out but I can't stand how Garrett loves to throw the ball on first down then run it on second and ten. That is a bad strategy and no one is fooled by it. They should not be having so many drives being killed with the amound of talent they have on offense. If they want to be a passing team it is time to scrap that behemoth offensive line and get some guys with fancy feet in there. I am sick and tired of seeing Romo with happy feet on first down instead of the team doing what they do best, pounding it up the middle and wearing out the passrushers while giving themselves a nice second and five.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:07 am
 

Good move, Jerry

Bastard child, I can see why the name...but wait, you forgot to add "idiotic" to it.....



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 7:06 am
 

Good move, Jerry

at least Garrett have players he can win with and not drop his pant to showed his point. If your players have to see the crack of your rear to get motivated and play, then you can't win with them or they can't win with you.




Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:08 am
 

Good move, Jerry

In 2008 Mike Singletary became too over a 2-5 San Francisco team and went 5-4 over the last 9 games.  Just because an interim coach has some success in the interim year doesn't mean that it carries over to the next year. 



Since: May 16, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Good move, Jerry

remember knuckleheads garrett was calling all those passes ( come on it isnt like he had tom brady or peyton u knew they wouldn't work) that didnt work when they went 1-7 but then decided to run the ball after phillips was gone  aha  i smell a RAT .................   good news for the rest of the  nfc east though



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Good move, Jerry

We'll see how well JG works out, but they do need to address the defensive issues.  The secondary was lost...did they play too much zone?  Jenkins is better suited for man coverage and Newman just flat out needs to go....yes he can make some plays, but he got burned waaaaay too often for me....he took too many risks and he too looked lost back there.  They still need another safety to go along with Sensabaugh, but more importantly I think they need to hire a DC that has a good track record and great scheme.  I think Anthony Spencer and Co. regressed this year (was he injured or something?)...he played so well last year and this year...wha happened?  We need to hire a tough as nails defensive guy that will hold everyone accountable for their mistakes and help to shore up our defense....too many big plays is what really killed us this year!  Get a DC that can prevent that from happening and maybe...just maybe we can return to our winning ways!  GO COWBOYS!!!



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