ESPN Dallas speculates Hue Jackson, Jim Caldwell, Mike Tice Potential OCs
ESPN Dallas mentions Hue Jackson, Jim Caldwell, and Mike Tice as potential offensive play-caller options for the Cowboys.
Jackson is an assistant head coach for the Bengals and was linked as a possible Panthers OC candidate before losing out to Mike Shula. Caldwell is currently calling plays for the Ravens, and Tice was recently let go after coordinating the Bears offense for one season in 2012. In-house candidates are QBs coach Wade Wilson and OL coach/OC Bill Callahan. Jason Garrett has been reluctant to give up his play-calling duties, but Jerry Jones seems intent on finding a solution.
If changes are being made by Jones and not Garrett we are doing it wrong. This will all blow up in our face and we will miss the playoffs again. The coach may not be great and I don't believe he earned his position, but if you are the GM you can't continue to undercut him and take away his control to build the team. That process is doomed to failure.
It doesn't get much worse than Kiffin at DC... so I could easily see the Cowboys going with Tice as OC. It is the perfect strategy to have a big epic meltdown year and then blow up the team. Maybe that is what they are trying to do?