Irving (105.3 The Fan) Tuesday was a day off at Valley Ranch for the players while coaches got ready for the first day under Jason Garrett, who will address the team Wednesday for the first time. There are always things said after a coach leaves that some people are unwilling to address while that person is around.
Cowboys insiders do say, for the most part, that they have never seen anything like this in terms of a lack of leadership on the team when things go South. Will they buy into what Jason is selling? Usually, teams do for at least a couple of weeks, and then go back to their old ways. So we will look for the so called “subtle changes” that will begin taking place tomorrow.
As for the candidate list of coaches for next season, the names that are getting the most play are familiar: Bill Cowher, Jon Gruden, Brian Billick, and Tony Dungy.
That is a pretty hefty list of potential candidates if Jerry decides that Garrett is not the answer. One note of interest on Cowher. He did not win a Super Bowl until his 14th season in Pittsburgh, did not win a playoff game until his third season, and did not make the playoffs four times in that span. Might he be a tad over rated? Probably. See Mack Brown at Texas for a comparison.
Wally Lynn covers the Dallas Cowboys for 105.3 The Fan