DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers leads his team against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 30-23. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Norv Turner
At times like these, it's easy for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans to look back at the glory days, back when the Triplets (not Romo, Murray and Bryant) were dominating the competition and God was watching Cowboys' home games through the hole in the roof at Texas Stadium and cheering for the silver and blue.
Now, there seems to be an opportunity to bring someone back from those days as it seems highly likely the Cowboys won't retain offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, which would either leave head coach Jason Garrett as the play-caller again or would make room for a new hire.
Since Garrett has proven he can't run an offense and manage a game, or really manage a game, period, it seems likely the Cowboys will replace Callahan.
That's where Norv Turner comes into the picture.
Sure, he's currently employed by the Cleveland Browns, but he's not expected to remain with them after the firing of head coach Rob Chudzinski and the fallout from it, so why not?
Turner was the Cowboys' offensive coordinator from 1991-1993, winning back-to-back Super Bowls in 1992 and 1993 under Jimmy Johnson, and he's credited with grooming Troy Aikman into the Hall of Fame quarterback he became.
He had a few head-coaching stops, the most successful of which came in San Diego, but he could never win a playoff game. But as an offensive coordinator? He's got skins. And you can bet Garrett would love to have Turner on board, as the Cowboys head coach played for the Cowboys under Turner in Turner's final season in Dallas before he moved on to become the head coach in Washington.