Hypothetical: Suppose the critics are right & Bill is desperate and likely to fail

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TruBlueCowboy, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Suppose the critics are right. Suppose Parcells is desperate for a Super Bowl and tolerating players he normally wouldn't, such as TO. Suppose Parcells is making mistakes by leaning too much on his former players. Suppose the offensive line stinks once more in 2006, Bledsoe looks horrible again, TO and Bill go at it, and the team basically ends up like it was in 2004.... all capped off with Bill's permanent retirement.

    What kind of shape do you think the Boys would be in? How would the Cowboys rebuild? What would you do? What coach would turn this ship around? Big changes or has Bill given this team a talented young roster to build on?

    My solution: I'd probably keep the defense intact, but possibly consider moving back to a 4-3 with Ware and Canty as my defensive ends. On offense, the only player I can guarantee would be safe is Jason Witten and maybe Flozell Adams depending on how he looks coming back from that injury.

    As for coaching, no more holdovers on this bus. Zimmy and the rest of 'em would have to go, and there's only one head coach who can fix this franchise if Bill fails in what may be his last year in Dallas, and you all know who I'm going to say :D ..... the man, the myth, the legend.... Jimmy Johnson!
  2. EndGame

    EndGame Active Member

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    Bledsoe looks horrible again? Huh? He couldn't do a helluva lot after the o-line started falling apart, but check his stats before that happened.
  3. SouthernStar

    SouthernStar New Member

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    You'd go back to a 4-3 after we have already let our good 4-3 players go?

    You'd go back to a 4-3 and let Zimmer go? Heck, thats the defense he knows.

    Id be all for bringing Jimmy back if we could get him. Let HIM make the choices......not you.
  4. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    I for one would like to know that BP is desperate. Although we don't know for sure, it would make me think that if he doesn't get it done again this year, but say makes the playoffs, gets close to the SB etc. then he may come back next year and finish the job. I think we can win a SB with him here, definitely. There's not a doubt in my mind that we're a much better team than we were when he got here. The longer he stays, the closer we seem to get. And we're gonna have a defense set up for years of success whenever he does leave.
  5. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    If Parcells fails and retires, we'll still be in good shape.

    We have an improved defense, including an above average DL and an excellent secondary...Lbs are questionable.

    We won't be any worse off at WR than we were...we've needed some talented youth for a while...we've got an excellent TE and okay RBs...we have a below average OL and an old QB.

    If Parcells retires this year, we'll still be better...but we also still have areas that need to be addressed by the new coach.

    I believe Parcells will retire this year or next regardless of whether we win or lose.
  6. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    When people discuss the possibility of Parcells future retirement and consider it imminent, I think there are a couple of factors that they fail to consider. Some of these factors are:

    1. The Cowboys support system. Parcells has commented that one of the big positives for him as coach of the Cowboys is the support that the coaches get from the organization. This means everything from the laundry to marketing. I doubt anyone does it any better than Jerry. This alleviates a tremendous amount of administrative headaches and allows a coach to do what he does best....coach.

    2. This is likely Parcells last stop as a head coach. He is more likely to play this hand out than to cavalierly say hey I'm retiring. This time retiring likely means permanently.

    3. I think his relationship with Jones is somewhat of a factor in that I think he genuinely likes Jerry Jones and Co.

    4. I really think that this team is on the edge of greatness and Parcells is going to want to see this through to the end.
  7. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    I agree. BP has us where we are a contender for the Super Bowl. If it happens in the next couple of years, he's going to get the credit for turning us into a SB winner. Why not be here coaching when that happens, as long as your health is okay?
  8. DallasKen

    DallasKen New Member

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    I think it's laughable when people worry about our team being torn apart by TO, or left in shambles by Parcells. What is there to tear up? We haven't won a playoff game since Thomas Jefferson was in office.

    I'm not worried at all. I think we're going to have a great year, and I'm happy with what Bill has done with the team's personnel...

    Color me an optimist, I guess. *shrug*
  9. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    Retain Zimmer as the head coach. The defense would continue to improve. Go after a good OC but not somebody who'd be a HC candidate right away. Use the draft to rebuild the offense.
  10. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    What if the moon turned to fire and crashed on the earth, what would you do?

    What if the sun burned out and flew off into space like a balloon, what would you do?

    Relax friend, take a nap, or a pill or something.

    We are heading into what could be our best season in the past 10, give the gloom and doom a rest and try to enjoy it.
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Jimmy Johnson is not coming back to Dallas so you may as well forget that it is not going to happen. As for fixing this franchise I think this franchise is well on it's way to becoming a true contender.
  12. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Well for starters, the team isn't putting all of its chips into 2006. If it was, they would've re-signed Keyshawn, LA, and Glover since they had the cap room to do so. Instead they decided to pass since it wouldn't be feasible in regards to the cap and younger player development for the team beyond 2006.

    Perhaps Parcells is "tolerating" TO in order to win the Super Bowl, but they are not doing it at the expense of killing the future.

    They'd be in rough shape on offense, but they'd be very good and young on defense. Even if the O-Line, Bledsoe, and Owens fall apart, there's still some good young players on offense in Witten, Julius, Crayton, and Barber.

    They'd have to rebuild their offense and would probably start drafting more towards offense (especially in the first round) and looking at younger offensive free agents.

    I'd try to keep Parcells around if I could, but try to convince him that they need to do something about the O-Line (get a top notch O-Line coach) and that we need to start either Romo or Henson and then draft a QB to possibly groom as the starter of the future.

    If I can't get Parcells, I'd be on the lookout for offensive coordinators who have notoriously good O-Line play and QB development and have the same line of thinking as I do when it regards to being tough on players and using the 3-4 defense. Best possible solution? Pittsburgh O-Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt who has developed a solid O-Line in Pittsburgh along with Ben Roethlisberger and who has been an understudy of Cowher, a strict, tough head coach that utilizes the 3-4.

    Dallas has one of the youngest rosters in the league and I'm pretty sure they have the youngest starting defense in the league. I don't think massive changes would be needed on defense. On offense, I don't have a problem with the scheme, and I far prefer it over the West Coast Offense junk, but they've got to find some way to improve the O-Line play.


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