ST. LOUIS - DECEMBER 20: Former running back Marshall Faulk of the St. Louis Rams addresses the fans during a halftime ceremony to retire his jersey on December 20, 2007 at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Plenty of folks believe that Jason Garrett did enough as interim head coach in 2010 to earn the position on a permanent basis. But, we can tell you with confidence that former NFL MVP Marshall disagrees with all of them.
Faulk joined the NFL Network recently and summarily went on a tangent about how Garrett didn’t really deserve his fancy new job title, how he was, at least in the first half of 2010, a horrible offensive coordinator and how it was simply a matter of change that inspired the Cowboys to go 5-3 under the then-interim head coach.
"I believe his job this year was not enough,” Faulk said, per the Dallas Morning News. “What he did in previous years? Yes, give Jason a chance to be a head coach. But I don't think you look at the Cowboys and you can point out and say that anybody on that staff did anything. Look at the season that they had. This team was expected to be playing the Super Bowl, in North Dallas, In Jerry's World.”
Okay Marshall, we’ll have to stop you there. First, the game is definitely not in North Dallas. It’s in Arlington. You’ll be receiving an angry phone call from Mayor Robert Cluck shortly. Also, it’s JerryWorld, not Jerry’s World. The Jones Mahal or the Death Star would be accepted as well. You may continue.
“I think if you asked him, 'Hey Jason, assess your job. Assess the job that you did.' He'll let you know. 'I didn't do a good job.' Because if you look at the offense and how they played early in the year and you look at it at the end of the year, the game against Arizona ... There's two times when players will decide to play different than they did. If the quarterback gets changed, if you pull the quarterback, watch the offense play much better with a different quarterback because when you put a new quarterback in now it's on the other 10 guys. They're not going to blame the quarterback anymore.
“Just like a head coach, when you remove the head coach, all the other coaches and everybody else says, 'OK, now we have to step up. We have to show that it was that guy and not us."
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