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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Active Member

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    Cowboys have a coach with a clue at last

    By Jennifer Floyd Engel

    jenfloyd@ star-telegram.com



    IRVING -- It was Saturday night in The Meadowlands, and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was preaching the gospel of Magic Johnson to his captive audience.

    The message was pride.

    Magic talked about playing with pride every time he put on a Laker jersey. JG wanted that same feeling about The Star. Cowboys linebacker Bradie James was sitting in between safeties Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball listening intently when he hears Ball.

    "Alan Ball leans in and says to me, 'I have never had a team meeting on a Saturday night like that,'" James recounted. "And when you think about it, he's only known Wade and that wasn't Wade's m.o. So when you ask 'What is different?' That is just one of the little things."



    Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/11/15/2634024/cowboys-have-a-coach-with-a-clue.html#ixzz15RNcwWrX
  2. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    Interesting article. I was one of those who thought MBIII should be benched, or at least sat for a while. Didn't think fines would be adquately enough to get his point across. So the team thought Garrett handle MBIII action correctly cause they didn't believe he'd do something which might hurt the team's performance.

    Don't live in Dallas so I don't see many of the reporter's articles. So maybe we fans do overreact to such situations. But in our defense that's because for so long we've watched as Wade ran this ship into the ground. While Garrett and the team can turn the ship around, there's little chance we can go on a cruise.

    As for Garrett lobbying to get rid of MBIII after season over, I think most on this board have made it claim they want him gone once season is over. If Garrett does a good job restructuring this team & winning some game, I hope JJ hires as our next HC. But I also want Garrett to do what is necessary to him to win battles with Jerry over who he keeps on this team, who he benches, etc. Hopefully JJ understands what has to be done & gets on board. Hopefully Garrett will also get Stephen on board to also lobby his father.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt °¤~Cold Eternal~¤° Staff Member

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    Jennifer Floyd Engel

    IRVING -- It was Saturday night in The Meadowlands, and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was preaching the gospel of Magic Johnson to his captive audience.

    The message was pride.

    Magic talked about playing with pride every time he put on a Laker jersey. JG wanted that same feeling about The Star. Cowboys linebacker Bradie James was sitting in between safeties Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball listening intently when he hears Ball.

    "Alan Ball leans in and says to me, 'I have never had a team meeting on a Saturday night like that,'" James recounted. "And when you think about it, he's only known Wade and that wasn't Wade's m.o. So when you ask 'What is different?' That is just one of the little things."


    Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/11/15/2634024/cowboys-have-a-coach-with-a-clue.html#ixzz15RW7bnai
  4. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    A lot of what JG is doing reminds me of the way Jimmy Johnson ran things.
  5. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    Fining MBIII seems the correct course of action if you believe he brings something that you can't replace by playing Choice. Garrett obviously believes this. I don't necessarily believe it, but I can definitely understand the rationale behind not sitting him.
  6. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    I enjoyed reading and agreed with Engels --the world is ending at noon:)
  7. CCBoy

    CCBoy Active Member

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    My exact sentiments...and I even wrote her an e-mail to say such.
  8. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    MB3 is an idiot.

    Dude, you're getting paid way more in Dallas than anyone will ever pay you on the open market. Don't given them a reason to terminate your cushy contract, as if your 3.3 ypc wasn't enough.
  9. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    :clap:

    Fans seem to think because guys are making millions of dollars, they're going to be self-motivated. But players are like all people. People have different personalities. Some are self-starters. Some need people to prod them.

    The Cowboys aren't unlike general humanity. If you have laid-back people, they will adopt a laid-back personality, especially if they have a laid-back coach.

    I think Wade is a good guy, but his "if you make a mistake, it's my fault" was taken to the extreme and started to seep into the attitudes of the players.

    There are some who miss that laid-back atmosphere. They'd better get used to Camp Garrett because I'm pretty sure he's going to be the next permanent coach for the Cowboys. He's just too in good with Jerry, and if he wins a few more games (which I suspect the Cowboys will continuing with the Lions), Garrett can remove the "interim" from his title.
  10. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    I hope Barber is elsewhere next season. Wouldn't bother me if he was gone even sooner than that.
  11. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    Boy, can't stand her at all.

    I don't think Marion is the player he was but he still has a lot of fire and he was a lot of the heart of this team in 07 and 08.

    I don't know his reasons for breaking dress code and they probably are not good but I would not rag on him for anything else. He really abused his body the first few years and as a fan I appreciate that and see the toll that has taken on him.

    JFE has done nothing for the fans, I wish they would put her article in the trash can every week !
  12. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    the fact that James didnt even know much about Garrett tells me everything I need to know about past structure...there was a deep divide between offense and defense...from the coaches down to the players. Here is hoping Garrett closes that deep divide.
  13. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    .....this guy is a disappointment on and off the field. I don't expect him to be in Dallas next year: more for performance than dress code obviously.:mad:
  14. Mattsdad

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    Will make a prediction; Barber won't last the season. If he challenges JG one more time (and I think he will in some fashion), he will be made an example of and cut.
  15. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    I remember having this argument with folks in 2008. Posters said they were professionals and should not have to be motivated, yet as we know in the real world of work, people sometimes need a kick in the arse.

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