Some think Shanahan was one of the Super Bowl winners who inquired about Dallas job

On Friday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones created a stir by claiming that multiple Super Bowl-winning coaches had contacted him about the coaching position in Dallas before Wade Phillips was fired.

Speculation primarily has centered on Brian Billick.  And Brian Billick.

Some have speculated that, if Jones is sweeping more broadly than the 2010 regular season, former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan could also have been one of the guys who inquired about the job.

One source with knowledge of the situation says that Shanahan was “very interested” in the job because he “loves [quarterback] Tony Romo.”  In the end, the timing wasn’t right; Phillips had taken the Cowboys to the divisional round of the playoffs and Shanahan, who had been fired in January 2009, didn’t want to wait two years before getting back in.

Of course, if John Feinstein has his way, Shanahan will be available fairly soon.  Don’t count on that happening.  Especially if there’s any chance that the Redskins would be handing a head coach to the Cowboys.

11 responses to “Some think Shanahan was one of the Super Bowl winners who inquired about Dallas job

  1. It wouldnt be the first time the Redskins have a new coach after one year. In fact the team is due to get a new coach, their average year run went up after having Zorn for a couple seasons

  2. Feinstein is a POS. Hes always hated the Skins and never had one positive thing to say in their regard. Now he wants to play the race card. What a low life. He’s the one who needs to be fired along with everyone else at the Washington Post, Kornhole and Wise.

  3. So what was the time frame of these inquiries, within the last 2 years?

    I suspect not from the context of Jerry’s statement. I think the time frame is pretty recent, like in the last three weeks or so after it became apparent that Wade was not going to be the coach next year.

    Personally if ‘multiple’ means two I’d speculate that it was Billick and Gruden.

  4. Shannahan will never be as good as Mike McCarthy. He is really a dumb coach all around. He just like to use Terrell Davis a lot

  5. please, please, please send Shana-has-been to Dallas! I’d love if having him screw up 2 NFC East teams in 2 years…. any chance we can sign him with the Eagles next, though? Dallas doesn’t scare me, the Eagles do….

  6. Anyone who says, “Shanahan didn’t do squat before Elway and/or T Davis” is a total tool. What did BB do before Tom Brady? What did Coughlin do before Manning? What in THE WORLD did the Saints do before Drew Brees?

    I could go on and on like this, but apparently it won’t matter because all you TOOLS will keep making stupid statements.

    Shanahan won two freaking SB’s, back to back no less, and that’s a lot more than anyone can say about 98% of the coaches that have roamed the sidelines.

  7. mattroark says: Nov 13, 2010 10:10 AM

    Shannahan will never be as good as Mike McCarthy. He is really a dumb coach all around. He just like to use Terrell Davis a lot

    Really?? Could you sound any more ignorant!?! First off, MS has won over 150 games, was coaching in the league when McCarthy was in diapers. If Shannahan is so dumb, how did he beat him this season?

  8. A close listening to the original interview on the Cowboys home site reveals that Jerry says SB winning coaches contacted him before and AFTER he replaced Wade. These unknown coaches are positioning themselves for Jan. 3rd.

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