Before Jason Garrett was hired as the permanent head coach of the Cowboys this offseason, the team interviewed Ray Sherman for the head coaching job.
When Sherman didn’t get the top gig, Garrett didn’t bring back Sherman as receivers coach. One reason for Sherman’s departure may have been his relationship with Dez Bryant.
“Sherman developed a close bond with Bryant, and that probably led to his firing,” notes Matt Mosley, now writing for FoxSportsSouthwest.com.
Sherman was tight with Bryant, allowing him to vent on the sidelines. He also instituted something called “Keepin’ It Real Thursdays” to allow receivers to blow off steam.
Miles Austin lamented Sherman’s departure in a PFT Live appearance at the Super Bowl. The Cowboys have hired Jimmy Robinson as wide receivers coach in the meantime.
Perhaps Garrett felt Sherman let the receivers get away with too much — just think of the Terrell Owens era in Dallas. Still, it could be even more challenging to manage Bryant without Sherman there.
You know, when the team is actually allowed to speak to Bryant again.