IRVING, Texas Ė You know how we always talk about that fine line existing between winning and losing in the NFL? How a play here, a bounce there, a penalty call on this or not called on that decides the outcome?
Well, does the same hold true for coaches holding their jobs? For things being either comfortable or uncomfortable these days out here at The Ranch?
Tell me this: Had the Cowboys finished 9-7, won the NFC East and letís say lost a first-round playoff game to Seattle, much like Washington did, would the same coaching staff unrest out here still be taking place?
Or letís say in that second New York Giants game, Dez Bryantís fingertips landed in bounds instead of out of the back of the end zone and the Cowboys had won, again finishing 9-7, would Rob Ryan still be the Cowboys defensive coordinator?
Or how about this: What if Dan Bailey had connected on all four field-goal attempts that windy day in Baltimore instead of barely missing on the game-winner as time expired from 51 yards to beat a Ravens team good enough to advance to Sundayís AFC title game and the Cowboys finished 9-7, would Skip Peete still be out as running backs coach?