Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys: Let The Whine Flow

Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on the field before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Well here we are, the Dallas Cowboys made the coaching changes that HAD to be made.  No question, the status quo was not going to cut it.  Bill Callahan had absolutely no business wearing a head-set for this offense.

Monte Kiffin hasn’t had a successful unit for sometime now, and last year might have been the worst unit he’s ever been a part of.  Despite all of that, these coaches are worth keeping around.

Pay no attention to what the media or countless sheeple out there say.  Something had to be done.  Keeping Kiffin around to help Marinelli out, is not a bad idea. You still have to pay the guy regardless.  His experience and the fact that he is the Godfather of this very scheme that the Cowboys are trying to implement makes him a valuable adviser.

Callahan on the other hand – why keep Callahan?  I have seen this question asked on every website, newspaper, blog, yada yada yada…  You keep him to coach the offensive line!  This line has improved under his tutelage and they have bought into his zone-blocking scheme.  The running game has benefited and will benefit even more if used properly.  Let him coach the line, why not?  That is why he was brought here in the first place.

All this rubbish about “too many cooks in the kitchen” is a complete joke.  Bill Callahan’s West-Coast stamp is going to be so far removed from this offense that you will forget all about this dink-and-dunk offense that we saw last year.

He might have the title of offensive coordinator, but a title is all it will be.  What you will see in 2014 is a Jason Garrett/Scott Linehan offense.  Remember in the years prior to 2013 when the Cowboys used to go deep?  Well that’s what you are going to see in 2014.

In reading the articles and fan comments since the coaching changes, I am led to believe that everyone wanted no changes.  It is truly baffling to me every time this team does something to improve.  That is what these moves are about, these are the best coaching moves possible to improve this team in 2014.  If you do not understand that, well then good luck to ya because it’s all pretty simple stuff.  That fact that some over-paid journalist writes an article talking about dysfunction and what-not, does not make it so.

2014 is going to be it for Garrett and the rest of this staff, there will be no more chances.  It is refreshing to see him going to battle his way, with his guys.  No matter what everybody else says…


Tags: Bill Callahan Dallas Cowboys Monte Kiffin

  • SmartThinking

    I don’t know where you get your reading material. I don’t know anyone who thought Callahan should stay as OC … starting last year. A cursory read of any of the fifty or so articles on this site and a few others like it and you should get a pretty accurate sense of fans’ views re: Callahan.

    Besides, all that playcalling from the booth, relayed to Garrett who relayed to Romo who relayed to the team before changing the play at the line of scrimmage was knuckleheaded in the first place.

    As for staff decisions made by the Dallas brain trust, well, in my opinion, Marinelli’s move to DC was the first positive move these guys have made in two years since dumping Ryan. As for Kiffin staying/going, it really isn’t going to matter one way or the other. He’s a lame duck who’s been given the courtesy of an office for a season before they place their hands on his back and firmly shove him towards the door.

    Callahan’s move down was the smartest move for the offense. Linehan’s credentials aren’t A-1 but at least he understands that to score in this league, plays need to be made “down field,” not laterally. This “five yards and a cloud of dust” offense needed a jump start. Callahan couldn’t. Maybe Linehan can.

    • Jake Wall

      Good points! I was referencing every article I read and every “analyst” from NFL Network.

  • Old Frog

    Hope you’re right about the deep ball. I’m concerned that Romo with his injured back may have lost that piece of his arsenal. By about the 12th game of the season he was saying he under threw Bryant on long passes on purpose so he could jump for it. I’m not buying that for a minute. I definitely hope Romo comes back (no pun intended) 100% but I’m very skeptical.

  • Juanito Juanito

    the people wanted a offensive coach change to run more, will see, in defense was the perfect selection