Cowboys making D coaches interview again for jobs

Reuters

The Cowboys may be looking for more than just a defensive coordinator.

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys defensive coaches will have to interview with the new coordinator to keep their jobs.

The Cowboys are also open to letting the assistants under contract interview with other teams, according to the report.

Such moves speak to possibly changing from a 3-4 front to a 4-3, and also a desire to do something dramatic, even if it’s not the biggest priority.

The Cowboys defense was depleted by injuries, particularly at linebacker. But that apparently didn’t buy fired coordinator Rob Ryan, or his position coaches, any security.

15 responses to “Cowboys making D coaches interview again for jobs

  1. Every team gets hit with injuries — that’s NO excuse. Packers had some 15 or 16 guys on IR in 2010 and still won it all. You need to develop the entire roster, not just the starters.

  2. None of this will fix Garrett’s penchant for horrible clock management.

    Same goes for Andy Reid.

    Remember when Eli would run out the play clock 5 times a game and then one day never again?

    Garrett and Reid never did learn from their mistakes or are unable to…

  3. My guess is they are trying to to scrap the 3-4 and go back to a 4-3.The cowboys have tried this expirement for years now and just hasnt been that successful. With 3-4 it also limits the range of players you have to pick from especially at the linebacker position. Switch to 4-3 solely and Spencer becomes less of a priority which could save them cash to go after other needs. Just my two cents though.

  4. What owner gets involved in the head coaches business by hiring and firing the assistants…oh wait…
    So what kind of head coaching decisions does that leave Garrett to make?

  5. acmepackers says: Jan 9, 2013 4:48 PM

    Every team gets hit with injuries — that’s NO excuse. Packers had some 15 or 16 guys on IR in 2010 and still won it all. You need to develop the entire roster, not just the starters.

    ===========

    I agree. But, it can become ‘ludicrous’. Does every team, during the course of a season, lose:

    Starting Strong Safety, Backup Safety
    Starting LDE, Back up LDE
    Starting NT, Backup NT, 3rd String NT
    Starting RDE
    Starting SILB
    Starting WILB, backup WILB, 3rd String WILB
    Starting LDE, backup LDE
    Starting WOLB playing with one arm
    Starting Free Safety playing hobbled

    ??

  6. Doesn’t matter what they do. They will never win another Super Bowl and Jerry Jones is a terrible owner. “Hey the team is terrible, but lets get some more big screens and better looking cheerleaders. That will get us a Super Bowl.”

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