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Aikman’s concerned about constant change for Cowboys

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It’s not that Troy Aikman doesn’t think Scott Linehan can do a good job.

He just thinks too many people have been doing that job lately.

The former Cowboys quarterback said he was concerned about the constant play-calling changes on his old team, which has passed from Jason Garrett to Bill Callahan to what appears to be Linehan in rapid succession.

“I like Scott. I like Scott as an offensive guy,” Aikman said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s done a good job at other places he’s been. I think that they’re trying to find their way. There was the thought that last year with the changes that were made on both sides of the ball that there would be improvement, but really there was regression for both units. Now, more changes again.

Changes aren’t necessarily bad, but I think there’s something to be said for continuity. But I’ve been a part of teams that had change that really benefitted from that. Hopefully the Cowboys will as well.”

The team hasn’t made any announcements, but Linehan has been at Cowboys headquarters participating in meetings the last two days.

And if this round of changes doesn’t bring a new result, the next round of changes might be more sweeping.

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31 Responses to “Aikman’s concerned about constant change for Cowboys”
  1. pixelito says: Jan 28, 2014 5:00 PM

    Tony Romo has been finding his way for 8 seasons.

  2. MichaelEdits says: Jan 28, 2014 5:12 PM

    Reboot, reboot, reboot. We all know what they need to change, but we don’t have a billion dollars to spare, so that ain’t happening.

  3. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 28, 2014 5:14 PM

    Aikman, the only change that should worry you is the one that isn’t happening…

    A change of ownership.

  4. fissels says: Jan 28, 2014 5:16 PM

    It’s hard to understand what Jerry is thinking. If I were Callahan I’d be glad to get out of there.

  5. mn2long says: Jan 28, 2014 5:19 PM

    Funny that there are so many changes on this team and there is only ONE that is necessary but never seems to happen. Can I get a thumbs down from that person?

  6. shaggytoodle says: Jan 28, 2014 5:21 PM

    Yet most people can agree. that over the last decade, there has only one thing that needs to change.

    The GM.

  7. cpfoy28 says: Jan 28, 2014 5:30 PM

    Our Cowboys are the laughing stock of the NFL. Jerry is the new Al Davis.

  8. hamm1025hamm1025 says: Jan 28, 2014 5:41 PM

    Why is there so much focus on fixing the offense when the defense was the worst in Cowboys History and 3rd worst in NFL History?

  9. dboys6 says: Jan 28, 2014 5:46 PM

    Same old story with you people! Its not happening he said it already. Every time I hear you people comment you sound like new football fans jumping into what the last person said. “new GM new GM new GM” its a broken record already. You know what we need? A new wave of cowboy fans who support whatever changes the team makes. Go Cowboys Nation! I know its been rough. Let’s just zip it stop complaining or go jump on one of these super bowl teams band wagon.

  10. ariani1985 says: Jan 28, 2014 5:54 PM

    Change your man crush on Erin Rodgers!

  11. jjones1446 says: Jan 28, 2014 6:02 PM

    Arrrrggg, this GM is making me crazy, we all know you fix what is broke first (defense). This is the equivalent of changing your tires because your car wont start. It doesn’t make sense.

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 28, 2014 6:04 PM

    Too many cooks in the kitchen. The Cowboys need to hire a Kitchen Manager.

  13. kev86 says: Jan 28, 2014 6:20 PM

    Cowboys have asked the Jets for their dancing bears.

  14. craigkintexas says: Jan 28, 2014 7:21 PM

    Dysfunctional management.

  15. gavriloprincip33 says: Jan 28, 2014 7:22 PM

    Troy would be more believable if he’d tell the truth – the Cowboys are a hot mess…

  16. stunzeed5 says: Jan 28, 2014 7:44 PM

    WTH is this team doing????

  17. granadafan says: Jan 28, 2014 7:50 PM

    This mess coulnd’t happen to a nicer owner and and a more deserving fan base.

  18. hawkforlife says: Jan 28, 2014 7:53 PM

    But I’ve been a part of teams that had change that really benefitted from that.

    If you can recognize that why can’t you see that when it comes to your pathetic color commentary. I’ve never see or heard a commentator look at something once and NEVER take a second look or be just totally unwilling to admit you might of got it wrong the first time.

    OK folks, sorry I had to vent.

  19. bru308 says: Jan 28, 2014 8:41 PM

    Frankly, Troy is getting tired of it. Just like Anquan Boldin.

  20. pintadera2000 says: Jan 28, 2014 9:00 PM

    You know what we need? A new wave of cowboy fans who support whatever changes the team makes. Go Cowboys Nation! I know its been rough. Let’s just zip it stop complaining or go jump on one of these super bowl teams band wagon.
    ———————————————————————————–We do not need a new wave of fans who support 15 years of mediocrity and cosmetic changes when the fundamental problem is the lack of a GM. I’ve been a fan for 35 years and am under no illusion that anything will change until the Owner changes.

  21. dcapettini says: Jan 28, 2014 9:02 PM

    They are so far over the cap that it doesn’t make any difference what changes they make. They will be lucky to stay out of the cellar of the worst division in football. Washington has money to spend, the Eagles are already pretty good and it will be nip and tuck with the Giants for the bottom.

  22. j1stat says: Jan 28, 2014 9:20 PM

    @dboys6. a new fan base are u kidding? you btr start brain washing them real young. I get your frustrated with your fellow fans but sitting by watching the same Guy who WAS NOT qualified as an nfl gm make the same mistakes season after season is the reason your fan base is shrinking and angry.

  23. onbucky96 says: Jan 28, 2014 9:40 PM

    I’m concered about having the 3 Stooges calling the game Sunday: Aikman, Buck, and Oliver. Must…find…mute…button.

  24. kjbonnor says: Jan 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    I think right now, Jerry has got to be the most hated person in football.
    How can someone who knows that he has failed, keep making things worse?
    Jerry’s favorite line when asked a question is, ” we will do what is in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys” Whelp, the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys is you stepping down.
    It’s kinda sad that when Jerry passes own, the only thing that he will be remembered for is how he singlehandedly wrecked this franchise.

  25. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 28, 2014 11:14 PM

    What’s changing really? Another 8-8 season in the works.

  26. mityone54 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:15 PM


  27. garyhd01 says: Jan 29, 2014 7:37 AM

    jerry jones is one of the best owners in the NFL!!!

    jerry jones is also the worst GM in the NFL!!!

    he combines ineptitude in management combined with an unwillingness to listen to the masses!! reminds me of when OBAMA stood up in front of the country and announced OBAMACARE, and when 70% of the people said we DONT WANT IT he simply said we’re doing it anyway!!

  28. gordonray7777 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:11 AM

    “No expectations, No disappointments!” Another well thoughtout formula for failure.

    Jerry continues to point the finger at everybody else.

    Jerry, remember, when you point that finger, three of them are pointed right back at you.

  29. ezfootball says: Jan 29, 2014 12:41 PM

    Jerry drives me nuts & makes me glad I’m not a Cowboys fan. However, Cowboy fans if you really want to start seeing a change then it’s up to you not Jerry. Stop buying tickets & stop buying merchandise. Hit that bank account of his & only then will the businessman start understanding. That is the only way to get through his ego. He loves being involved too much!

  30. dabobzilla says: Jan 29, 2014 1:17 PM

    and I thought I had problems….

  31. axespray says: Jan 30, 2014 4:09 AM

    But Aikman said “Change for the sake of change is good!”

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