Former head coach Wade Phillips and new interim head coach/offensive coordinator Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys.
I have news today that will STUN and SHOCK you to the very core. A little tweet Monday from Albert Breer of NFL Network notes that many players on the Cowboys aren’t too fond of their new head coach:
I think Garrett has plenty of ability as a coach, but from what I hear majority of players in that locker room "don't like him at all"...
I know, I know. I’m as surprised as you are. Who would have guessed that Princeton Boy would be less than revered amongst the locker room commonfolk? Surely, they are simply too unenlightened to understand the brilliance of running 10 consecutive naked bubble screens.
To be fair to Jason Garrett, no one exactly gives a you-know-what about what Cowboys players like and dislike right now. These men just had a four-year vacation at Uncle Wade’s Playtime Cotton Candy Factory. They don’t deserve a coach they LIKE. If anything, they deserve a coach who will lock them in a shed and bring them out five minutes a day for ritualistic canings. They deserve Ginger Todd Haley, and I’m quite sure that the new man in charge doesn’t CARE if he’s liked or not.
Garrett is in a difficult situation right now. He’s likely gone at the end of this year (with good reason), and he presides over a group of men who have every incentive in the world to keep on tanking it. This is his first and possibly last chance to show the world he’s a worthy head coach, and it’s going to be hard to get this team show any pulse in the second half of the season.
But Garrett deserves to at least be welcomed with an open mind. Being a crummy coordinator doesn’t necessarily mean you’re gonna be a good head coach (and vice versa). It’s not the same skill set. Who knows? Garrett might surprise you. And right now, I’d much rather give him the benefit of the doubt than any of the lifeless slugabeds currently on this roster.
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW Sports on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe to this free service. Read more about it here.