Sunday, February 02, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Posted: Jan. 21, 2020
The Athletic post: https://theathletic.com/1550427/2020/01/21/looking-ahead-to-mike-nolan-and-closing-the-book-on-the-richard-report/
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Posted: Jan. 15, 2020
The Athletic Link: https://theathletic.com/1535065/2020/01/15/draft-hindsight-revisiting-the-zeke-vs-ramsey-henry-debate-with-2020-vision/
Monday, January 13, 2020
Posted: Jan. 13, 2020
The Athletic Link: https://theathletic.com/1530197/2020/01/13/what-does-cowboys-2020-shopping-list-look-like-and-could-lsu-clemson-provide-a-preview/
"The Cowboys have so much on their plate right now that they can barely stop to eat. They have to be in Mobile in one week but are assembling and building a brand new coaching staff, evaluating the roster (so they know what they don’t have) and surely looking at their own extensive list of free agents internally to realize that there is plenty of work to do. There are so many questions to ask about what schemes they are leaning towards on both sides of the ball and other internal decisions that will shape every question being thrown at them. The proverbial treadmill has been turned to the top speed as Mike McCarthy and his new band of men try to catch up in the blink of an eye."
Friday, January 10, 2020
Posted: Jan. 10, 2020
The Athletic Link: https://theathletic.com/1524919/2020/01/10/mike-mccarthy-is-scrambling-to-assemble-a-coaching-staff-heres-why-it-matters-so-much/
"The NFL has made documentaries on many topics over the years, many of which have uncovered a reality we were unaware of about how things go behind the scenes. Yet, to the best of my knowledge, one particular topic remains relatively undocumented: the wild race at the end of each season for all of the hundreds of aspiring coaches to find spots in the league before the final positions are filled. In order to work your way up the coaching ladder, you first need a spot on the ladder."
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Friday, January 03, 2020
Friday Cowboys Riffing: Why haven’t Joneses officially parted ways with Garrett; who could candidates be?
Posted: Jan. 3, 2020
"But should we feel surprised that this is how Jerry Jones conducts his business? Should anything from these 25 years of football wilderness feel like some shock or plot twist we are unprepared for?"
The Athletic Link: https://theathletic.com/1506552/2020/01/03/friday-cowboys-riffing-why-havent-joneses-officially-parted-ways-with-garrett-and-who-could-candidates-be/
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Posted: Dec. 31, 2019
"The 2019 Dallas Cowboys season was an unmitigated failure. We now know this all too well. We just don’t know exactly why. We have attempted to peel back the onion enough to give everyone theories, but honestly, some are flat-out ridiculous. Others hold some water, but not all of them. This is a complex sport, and when you try to perform an autopsy on the death of a talented and promising group of players, you can also get caught chasing your tail in search of the answers."
Athletic link: https://theathletic.com/1499568/2019/12/31/despite-doomed-2019-heres-why-cowboys-historic-offense-provides-hope-for-the-future/
Monday, December 30, 2019
Cowboys win finale, 47 - 16 over WAS
Final record: 8-8 (2nd in NFC East)
Fun (depressing) stats noted in this piece:
Dallas has not put back-to-back 10-win seasons since 1996
Back-to-back playoff berths: 1998 - 1999 and 2006 - 2007; both cases, lost first playoff game
Garrett (pre-firing) presided over nine full seasons as Cowboys head coach and missed the playoffs six times - including in his first, second, and third year
Jerry Jones quote following season-finale:
I always start [with myself]. When you work for yourself, you have to evaluate and you have to change what you’re doing. You don’t fire yourself. That’s an impossibility. You look at what you can do better and you go do it better it you can.