News: DMN: Barry Switzer: Blame Jimmy Johnson for his departure from the Dallas Cowboys, he cheated

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  1. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    How can you live around here and not like Switzer ... he is a great character. Love to hear him talk on the radio.
  2. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Not much really new here. I've always conceded that Jimmy was a great coach here, but there was something about the relationship with him and Jerry that made it work. Separate the two and you get what we have had here in Dallas since Jimmy has left and what Jimmy endured with the Dolphins.

    I think if people really look into it, Jimmy isn't such a sweetheart in the entire story. But, Jerry is an easy person to target as the bad guy.

    I was so excited when Jimmy became the HC, but I remember vividly pundits claiming that Jimmy was just a college coach and his assistants 'should be coaching high school.' How Jimmy's defense of using smaller, faster players was going to be a joke in the big, bad NFL. How the Cowboys trading down and trading away Hershel Walker was a colossal mistake.

    Then the team goes 1-15.

    And Jerry keeps Jimmy around.

    I'm not sure if there has been a coach that was kept around after a 1-15 season.

    In the end, the thanks Jerry got was Jimmy saying his 'dream job' was to take over the Dolphins once Shula left. And it was astonishing to me that it never crossed Jimmy's mind that Jerry may be hurt by that. It would be like the Yankees hiring a manager that everybody thought was a joke, goes out and has the worst record in baseball, then comes around and starts winning World Series and then says 'y'know, my dream job is to manage the Cincinnati Reds.'

    Ironically, for all of Jimmy's 'fears' of being a lame duck head coach, he got what he go to the Dolphins. And he ended up being what he feared....a lame duck head coach....because he could not usurp Marino's authority.

    The lessons here is be very careful about messing with success and what you wish for because you may just get it.

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  3. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I don't care who cheated on whom. Jimmy gave Cowboys fans two Super Bowls and was primarily responsible for the 3rd under Barry. That is all I care about.
  4. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Touche', my man!
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  5. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Yep. It started getting ugly when jerry wasn't getting the credit. He spent the money but as fans that's the side bar to winning........unfortunate for jerry and in the end, unfortunate for us.

    We just need him to sign checks and check his ego at the door.
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    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Oh boy, Switzer, I am pretty sure, is sick and tired if hearing how he won with Jimmy's team.


    Switzer had us ill prepared for 94 NFC title game. THAT is his legacy for me.

    4 In a row was on the table.

    Tidbit - Aikman hated Switzer. Jerry, I love him, master at most things but is an idiot with other things.
  7. daveferr33

    daveferr33 Well-Known Member

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    Even if Johnson wanted out and forced Jerry's hand, what is inexcusable was Jones turning his back on the organizational model that led to back to back super bowls--a strong, authoritative HC with Jerry taking a back seat.
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  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That goes back to Troy's OU days but it's no big secret either.
  9. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    He ate a hotdog during the probowl which he was coaching.
  10. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

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    “[The critics] are insignificant to me, so I don’t really give a damn what they think,” Switzer said. “I’m the one who coached. Those 53 players on that team, that coaching staff, and those people at Valley Ranch, they’re the ones that won the damn Super Bowl. We don’t give a damn what anybody else thought. We got the job done. When it was all over with, we won the championship.”

    Damn Straight, I loved good ole Switz
  11. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    BAM!!! Quad 'likes'..........
  12. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    Switzer to me is a low class moron and he brought this organization down when he was hired. It was embarrassing how he behaved as coach of this team. One aspect of Jerry as a GM that I will never forgive is his hiring of Switzer and letting Dave Campo coach this team for three years. Both were major blunders....
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  13. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    We can all think what we want, since it is purely speculative, but I will always feel that those 90s Cowboys would have won four straight Superbowls under Jimmy. Jerry wanted so badly to show Jimmy and the world that he did not need him to build a winner, and here we are so many years later still held hostage to that obsession.
  14. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Switzer get busted at the airport with a gun in his luggage?

    I'm going to fire my 2 time defending super bowl champion coach. Say that out loud and see how it sounds.
  15. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    He comes a
    I've only seen video because it was before my time but my first thought was doofus! No wonder Troy didn't like the guy. From Jimmy to that? Mercy.
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  16. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    Yes he was busted at the airport with a gun in his luggage. He also sat on the bench at the 95 Pro Bowl eating hot dogs as the NFC was beat like a donkey. He has no respect for himself or the position as a coach of the Dallas Cowboys. This was his quote after the Pro Bowl game:

    "It was a three-hot-dog ballgame," he said. "I watched on the big screen with the cool mist sprayer on me."

    He is just a low class human being and it still makes my stomach turn when he is associated with the same team Tom Landry coached with so much class.
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  17. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Barry built his entire legacy on cheating so he needs to just shut up.
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    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    I want to "like" this post 100 times... Where's the multiple likes button???
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  19. manster4ever

    manster4ever Well-Known Member

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    Barry Switzer's initials are 'BS'.....coincidence? I think not....guy is a clown, and always has been.
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  20. rpntex

    rpntex Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I agree with you regarding Dallas being prepared for the '94 game with SF. When you turn the ball over 3 times in the first 5 minutes of the game (which led to 21 points), it's pretty clueless to hang any blame on the coaching staff. That 21 points was all on the players. Dallas still managed to come back and make a game out of it, though. Switzer made a stupid move to draw that unsportsmanlike penalty, but that would have been moot if the offense had just taken care of the ball.

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