So I took a bit of a hiatus from all things Cowboy, partly to absorb the realities of another hum-ho 8-8 thud of a season, but admittedly also to avoid the deluge of half-baked illogical gibberish that no doubt wasted perfectly good bandwidth around here in recent days. I won't even bother thumbing through it. I can write the headlines blind, because most sports opinions are like TV in China. Predictably predetermined and void of substance. For those left that I haven't offended, here's a few thoughts as we trudge into another offseason abyss of self-loathing and fix-it strategies. Tempting as it may be, you don't mess with the coaching staff much at all. The truth is, this team plays hard for Garrett, and there is value in continuity, even if 8-8 keeps churning as a result. No coach in NFL history has won Super Bowls with multiple teams, so bare that in mind. Big names don't solve bigger problems. Last year didn't fall on the coaches as much as a roster bereft of the necessary depth. I him-haw about this all the time, but when you take out the emotion and look at it objectively, this is the right path for this team and this GM. Cleveland, Buffalo, Oakland, Washington....they switch coaches constantly, and look where it gets them. I would be interested in adding Norv Turner as the OC. He believes in running the ball and works great with quarterbacks. Garrett trusts and knows him. It's a great fit. Fire Kiffin, and you lose Marinelli. Kiffin is the only reason Marinelli came here. Therefore, keep them both. Losing six defensive lineman wasn't their fault last season anyway, and it's nice to have them versus Rob Ryan, who was more interested in campaigning for a HC gig than showing up on time. Watching these games, I'm not sure defense is the sure-fire way to approach the draft. Defense is illegal in the NFL now, and the scores of these playoff games, this year and last, show that it's offense that gets you places nowdays. Yes, I'd focus on building a pass rush, but never mind the rest. It's about scoring 40, and the Cowboys need to keep an eye on scoring more, too. Keep beefing up that much-improved offensive line. I've got this gut-punch feeling that Jerry is going to maneuver his way into Johnny Football, which will set this franchise back another decade. That guy will get maimed in the NFL. He's not build like Russel Wilson. I hope and pray the Texans or somebody else take him before Jerry trades the next 10 first-rounders to move up and get JF. I'm about ready to part with Ware altogether, paycut or not. He can still play, but he can't still last a season. That's three years running that he's broken down. Do we really expect that trend will reverse. This isn't unlucky; it's just who he is. I reluctantly can't wait to see Romo play again. I'm uber-concerned about his back situation, which has ended many careers. Hopefully, his falls in the nerve-only area, and that the surgery will relieve that pressure so he can move on. Back problems are crippling to mind, spirit, and body, and we'll just have to wait and see how this has effected him as an athlete and new daddy. Life changes folks, and priorities even more. And so here we ago. Life with Jerry marches on in futile lock step, as we reduce ourselves to hoping this blathering fool can somehow strike gold in the darkness before dawn. That's just what being a Cowboys fan is these days. Drudgery, frustration, and inhuman patience.