Former head coach and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards believes the Cowboys should make the playoffs in 2013--”should” being the operative word.
In an argument that we’ve heard more than a few times in the past, Edwards believes the Cowboys have the talent to make a run. If they fail to make the postseason as they have in every other year of the Jason Garrett era thus far, Garrett will very likely be shown the door.
“He’s going on his third year as a head coach there,” Edwards said, per the Dallas Morning News. “They’ve got enough talent. They were 8-8 last year. This is an 8-8 football team. At 8-8, you either go one way or the other. Either you become a playoff team or you stay the same.
“This team can not stay the same. Has too much talent. It doesn’t have more talent than anybody else, but it has enough talent at a bunch of spots now, especially on offense. They have the ability to score points, dictate the terms on offense. It starts with the quarterback. The play-caller will help the quarterback.”
Indeed, Edwards thinks the Cowboys will be helped by Bill Callahan taking the offensive reins from Garrett. For one, as he mentioned, Callahan may help Romo. Edwards believes Callahan will also restore some balance to the offense--read: run the ball a bit more often.
“You have to run it,” Edwards said. “When the Dallas Cowboys can run the ball, think about their offense, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, they’ve got some weapons. But you got to run it.”
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