In a recent Q & A session with students, UConn’s head football coach Paul Pasqualoni, who spent the 2010 season as the Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach and, after Wade Phillips was fired, defensive coordinator, was seemingly critical of the team’s approach to the 2010 season.
In his comments, Pasqualoni seems to suggest that the Cowboys came into the year with a lax, satisfied attitude, the result of their strong finish in 2009, which included the team’s first playoff win in 13 years.
Whether he’s right, we don’t know--probably. But there’s little doubt that when the Cowboys embarked on last season, they didn’t exactly look to be masters of preparation.
“It's not something I ever believed automatically carries over,'' Pasqualoni said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Last year as we started the season with the Cowboys, they had won their first playoff game in quite a while, get into the season, we weren't winning very many games because I think the decision was made 'well we've come this far, we got this much done, maybe we can kind of pick up where we left off'.
“You can't do that in this game. The game requires you to start over every single year. So we're going to do that, figure out what our talents are and then go from there.”
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