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Dallas Cowboys: It Appears The Coordinators Are Staying

Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at AT

In most cases, teams like to have their coaching staffs in place prior to the Senior Bowl.  With the Cowboys not having made any changes thus far, it appears that Monte Kiffin and Bill Callahan will remain with the Cowboys.  It was a little bit of a shock that the Cowboys did not replace both of these guys. As strange as it may sound to you, Callahan should have been the first to go.  Why on Earth would a coordinator who’s philosophy is rooted in a different scheme be a good choice to call someone else’s offense?  It does not make sense and it does not work.  The Cowboys were a dink and dunk, West Coast type offense for most of the year and that does not play to their strength.

Monte Kiffin on the other hand was left with a no-win situation.  The Cowboys were changing schemes and they lacked depth along the front seven, when the injuries hit, it was over.  There is reason to believe that with another year and better talent that this defense could actually be good.  There were games, against the Chiefs, Chargers (and you could argue the Packers) that the offense was the culprit.  The two units never played well at the same time.  I would much rather have Kiffin back next year than to see Bill Callahan resume his role with the team.  Callahan should have never been brought here to coordinate this offense in the first place, he should have been left to work with the offensive line.  The line has played well under his zone-blocking scheme.

May 21, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin during organized team activities at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Everybody and their mother believes that promoting Rod Merinelli to defensive coordinator would  solve everything.  That’s not really the case at all, he would essentially run the same defense.  Sure it might be a little different – but not much.  The defense is lacking playmakers across the board, the Safety position is lacking a playmaker, the D-line, the Cornerbacks, and they need Linebacker depth desperately.  With a solid draft geared towards the defense and picking solid, cost-effective free-agents, the defense will be a lot better.

The offense on the other hand had a lot of the same problems with abandoning the run, while losing it’s explosiveness.  The offense took a step back and Callahan was the only difference from the year prior.

The bottom line is both of these coordinators should have been fired, however Callahan should have been the first to go.

Topics: Bill Callahan, Dallas Cowboys, Monte Kiffin

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  • SmartThinking

    It’s still early. The SB or the Pro Bowl haven’t even been played yet. After those games, if Jones stays quiet, then we’ll know the coordinators are staying. Probably not until.

    • DAN

      JERRY JONES COULD BE THE WORST GM IN FOOTBALL NISTORY

      • SmartThinking

        Okay. Agreed.

  • Chesney Blair

    Does anyone else think Bill Callahan looks like that guy from Big Lebowski? Hahaha. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jerry keeps everyone. What is strange is he fired Rob Ryan immediately after the Washington game, but yet has given Kffin more of an opportunity. I still think Kiffin will go one way or another.

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