It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that anything short of a deep run into the NFL playoffs will Jason Garrett on the outside looking in with the Dallas Cowboys. The only question after that is who should be his successor.
There has already been heavy rumors and interest in Urban Meyer and Lincoln Riley, but before you go putting your money on Jerry hiring any collegiate coach as head coach, you should take a look at his recent comments about coaches from the college rank.
Here’s what he had to say, via Dallas Morning News:
“College football [coaches have] the lowest rate of success. It’s pretty obvious. They have to get acquainted with personnel. College coaches spend Sunday working; it’s one of their biggest work (days of the week). So, in many cases, they’re not that familiar with the personnel…So you pay a price for somebody to get up to date that haven’t spent the prior months or years in the NFL.”
Jones sounds like a man who isn’t sold on bringing in somebody from the college ranks, even though it has worked out for him in the past.
Jones would prefer someone who already has experience in the NFL, but he isn’t exactly ruling out anybody.
Legendary Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson did go 1-15 in his first season with the organization, and in the league.
“You pay a price for somebody to get up to date that hasn’t spent the prior months or years in the NFL,” Jones said. “And then just the nature of the game and, again, college coaches don’t spend a lot of time watching this game. They work on Sunday hard and, so, getting up to snuff. I’m reminded that we won one football game the first year that we came and brought Jimmy [Johnson] in.”
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