New Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan says he knows a Super Bowl team when he sees one, and he sees one in Dallas.
Callahan said a big part of the reason he decided to take the job on the Cowboys’ coaching staff is that he looked at the talent available and believes he’s going to be part of a tremendous offense.
“A lot of this went into the decision-making factor to come here. I looked at the opportunity. Hey, I’ve been part of a Super Bowl team but didn’t have a chance to win a world championship. We came close, but didn’t do well on that particular day. This team has a lot of those ingredients that are there, that can make this team great,” Callahan said, via the Dallas Morning News.
Callahan said he watched quite a bit of Cowboys tape during the 2011 season, while he was on the Jets’ staff, and he always came away impressed with what Dallas had on offense.
“Obviously, with Tony [Romo], you’re looking at one of the best quarterbacks in the league,” Callahan said. “The two young backs, these two guys, the way they complement each other, that was exciting to see. Let me just inject this, watching the Cowboys on film this year, not only did we play them in the first game, but we had a chance to see them throughout the year because of the AFC East and the crossover with the NFC East, it was great to see this team roll and see their receivers and [Miles] Austin and Dez [Bryant] and [Jason Witten], all those guys did great.
It’s no surprise that Callahan is saying all the right things about his roster. But until Callahan goes beyond saying Austin and Bryant are great, and says that they’re both better than Calvin Johnson, he won’t be the most confident coordinator on the Cowboys’ coaching staff.