The Dallas Cowboys may look to make a surprise coaching change if Bill Belichick decides to move on from the New England Patriots.
The Dallas Cowboys could end up facing off against Bill Belichick twice a year if the rumors are to be believed. According to an ESPN report, The New England Patriots current head coach is said to have quite a bit of friction with Tom Brady and Robert Kraft. Typically where there is smoke, there is fire and Belichick may be interested in leaving New England.
It has been said that Belichick would want to move to New York and take over as the Giants head coach. But realistically why would the Giants be the primary destination for a coach who could retire right now and be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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The Giants are in the process of rebuilding their roster, which includes, finding a new franchise quarterback, rebuilding the offensive line, and finding some playmakers on both sides of the ball. Joining a franchise that is in flux like the Giants would only help cloud Belichick’s legacy.
If there were a shot that the Patriots legendary coach would leave New England, Jerry Jones would have to seriously look at bringing him in. If any owner/general manager in the NFC would roll out the red carpet for Belichick it would be Jones.
Jason Garrett’s seems safe for another season but as we learned with the Oakland Raiders, anything is possible. Jon Gruden is now the head coach of a team that seemed to be trending upward.
Even in a down season, the Raiders only appeared to be having growing pains, similar to the problems facing the Cowboys (young offense, trouble finishing drives). Gruden’s deal is the richest in history for an NFL head coach and if Belichick were to leave he would likely ask for a lot to be in the right position.
If the Patriots head coach is unhappy in New England he could begin to build another dynasty in Dallas. All of the young pieces are there to get the team to the playoffs, it is all about who is steering the ship.
Jason Garrett has led this team to the playoffs but he has also chalked up a number of 8-8 seasons in the NFL. Several questionable decisions throughout the 2017 campaign have warmed his seat up just a bit. If the Dallas Cowboys were to make a change going after Belichick would be the best decision they could make.
Another point to be made is, would Dallas really want to play against Belichick twice a year? Probably not, so the only way really to combat this is by bringing him to Dallas. Jerry Jones has said before that stability is important to a franchise, and changing head coaches comes at a cost.
There has not been a more stable franchise than the New England Patriots over the last ten years. Jones could somewhat redeem the notion that he would have a hard time working with a coach who is incredibly hands-on and focused on the team.
Belichick is incredibly similar to Jimmy Johnson both in his success and in his ability to get a team to the promise land. The Dallas Cowboys philosophy of finding players (draft and cheap free agent additions) would fit perfectly with how Belichick likes to do things. For the Patriots head coach, it may make more sense to head to Dallas than New York if he is looking for a change of scenery.