Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman sees the Cowboys making changes.
But he doesn’t necessarily see the Cowboys improving because of them.
“I haven’t seen anything up to this point that’s been done that makes me believe that this team is going to be better based on the changes that have happened within staff,” Aikman said on 1310 The Ticket, via the Dallas Morning News.
Like the rest of us, Aikman sees owner Jerry Jones rattling his saber, and coach Jason Garrett standing there smiling and nodding, while his power (the ability to call plays and employ his brother) have been gradually taken away.
Jones tried to spin it as a good thing for Garrett, but Aikman’s not buying that.
“That’s essentially what happened, or at least that’s the way it looks,” Aikman said. “Jerry comes out and says there are going to be a lot of changes this off-season and everyone’s going to be uncomfortable, I didn’t hear a comment from Jason Garrett with regards to that. I didn’t hear him say that during his post-game press conference or postseason press conference.
“So yeah, it’s got the look and feel as though Jerry’s making these decisions and I don’t know that that’s necessarily good. When you’re making staff changes and whether Jason’s on board with that or not on board with that I really have no idea.
“I think the difficult things is that this was a team the last two years that played in the last game of the season and went into Week 17 with a chance to win a division. If they win the last game of the year, they win the division. I just wonder if they had won one or both of those games if we would be looking at this team differently. And I think that we would, even if they didn’t win in the postseason.”
Aikman said he didn’t think a Bill Callahan-called offense would look drastically different, which makes you ask why change things other than to tweak Garrett. And if that was the only goal, then simply replacing him might have been easier.