Five years ago something great happened in Dallas. The Cowboys were ready to explode on the scene as the best team in the NFL. They had figured out all of the pieces and had made some great acquisitions and draft picks to set themselves up as a powerhouse in the NFL. Then all of a sudden Bill Parcells decides that he is done and is headed to South Beach after Tony Romo botches a snap against a Seattle Seahawks team that they have dominated the entire game.
No problem right. You have discovered a pretty good quarterback in Tony Romo. You have solidified your defense with anchors like DeMarcus Ware and Brady James. The Secondary has been improved with Terrance Newman coming into his own and hard hitting safety Roy Williams is undoubtedly the best in the business. So its time to put some pieces in place to make this go the way you want it to go. Little did we know it was the beginning of the problems.
The Cowboys made a decision not to consider anyone from the Parcells staff for the position of head coach. They decided to go with Wade Phillips who was the anti-Parcells. I am not stroking Bill Parcells because I have always thought he was one of the most overrated coaches of his era. However I do respect that his teams always look like they came to play. We know the history and it’s not all bad but…. What If??????
What if the Cowboys would have given the job to Sean Payton? Can you imagine the creativity that would have emerged on that offense that hasn’t been the same since he left? Imagine what he could have done with weapons like Terrell Owens, Jason Witten, Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin, Marion Barber, Tayshard Choice, and Felix Jones. Take any one of these guys and compare them to any player on the Saints offense at the same position and I dare say you will not find one and that is better. Then you throw in what they have drafted in the past two years with Martellus Bennett and Dez Bryant you have to think Sean Payton would have been foaming at the mouth.
What if the Cowboys would have hired Mike Zimmer back as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator? Can you imagine what he could have done with Roy Williams, DeMarcus Ware, Adam Jones, Tank Johnson, Terrence Newman, Orlando Scandrick, Mike Jenkins, Jay Ratliff, and Anthony Spencer? Do you really know how lethal that could have been with Zimmer at the helm? He has half that talent in Cincinnati right now and he is doing work with it.
What if the Cowboys owner would act like other owners and make a few appearances and signed a few checks and let the coach’s coach and the players play like Bob Craft and Jerry Richardson?
I know it is a wishful fan making thoughts due to a 0 – 2 start but it’s bigger than that. I am sick of seeing our talent that we give up on go to other places and be super stars. The Jimmy Smith's of the league of yesteryear and Anthony Fasono’s of today.
There is no need to say what if??? I already know. But it is what it is. I will ride or die with my boys but in the back of my mind I know, you know, and everyone knows that we got to do better. A disgruntled fans frustration revealed. And I am out!