The 1-4 Dallas Cowboys are set to become one of the most-memorable teams in the history of the sport. But this history making isn't something good. This memory won't be cherished. Someone needs to get fired.
The 2010-11 Dallas Cowboys are the most talented team the organization has ever had that's done nothing. Absolutely nothing. Zip.
How has this happened? How has a team of veterans mixed with a small flock of young, yet promising, players. Heck, some of these kids are former 1st round picks.
One only needs to dig back a little to recall how this era of Cowboys football started.
Bill Parcells called it quits after the infamous Seattle game and the Cowboys remained coachless for a little while.
Then, all of the sudden Jerry Jones hires a coach. An offensive coordinator. He hired Jason Garrett, a former backup to Troy Aikman. He has an Ivy League education and got some praise for his football acumen, So, Jerry hires him and no one knows if he's the head coach, the offensive coordinator, or the backup quarterback. Jerry just hires him. And then Wade Phillips is hired and the speculation ends when the Dough Boy was named the head man for these Dallas Cowboys.
I really don't remember a whole lot of cheers and optimism after this scene played out. Then, after the Cowboys teased the world with a 13-3 season, and showed signs that the offense could not be stopped, they fade in December.
But that high-powered offense and Tony Romo's touchdown record got both Garrett and Romo extensions. The promotion of Garrett to the future successor to Phillips left a cloud over the sidelines from Day 1. Sure, there were some really awesome games and a few incredibly exciting wins.
Dez Bryant has flashed signs of stardom, but he's rarely used. The Cowboys predictably run the ball in the first half and then never stop passing, or turning the ball over in the second half. Not trading one of the three running backs in the offseason was not smart. Now, none of the Cowboys backs have much value to teams because the Cowboys playbook doesn't use them.
Roy Williams is having his best year so far after three years of shocking disappointment that left egg on the face of our cherished owner.
But this is a team stocked with super-star talent. I'd write a book about what Bill Cowher, the former Steelers coach who only won one Super Bowl, could do with this Cowboys team.
Jason Garrett needs to be fired.
Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis needs to be fired. I'm sorry about the injuries he sustained in the practice bubble tragedy, but the special teams is very bad.
Wade Phillips should have had the opportunity to hire his own coaching staff, but that opportunity was never offered.
Wade Phillips should just resign.
The Cowboys have a 5 percent chance of making the playoffs. Throw in the flag. Jump off the bridge. Put bags on our heads.
Let Jerry Jones coach the Cowboys back from this embarrassing beginning to the Cowboys season. The Cowboys are 1-4 are in the same league as the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions.