This is just a really nice take. Even if people don't agree with it, they should be able to see that it's a reasonable argument, and nicely stated. I think the situation Jason inherited in Dallas was a tall order, for all the reasons you mention. I lay more of the blame for that circumstance on Jerry than I do on Wade (I blame Wade mostly for not being a strong enough personality to manage his boss while he was in Dallas, but, as you say, managing Jerry is a really, really difficult job). But it's easier to build something from scratch than it is to patch back together something nice and expensive that's broken. I don't understand any fan looking at that 2010 roster, at 1-7, and arguing that it wasn't very broken at that point. That said, Jason false started on the OL rebuild. He false started on the DC hire. He got (tragically, in my opinion) snakebite this season on the DL. He's struggled on game days (not as badly relative to any other coach in the NFL as our fans would believe, but it's definitely not his strength. I personally don't even like the offensive scheme all that much. All that said, he's brought stability to the organization--or at least stability has increased during his time here. To the draft process, to the cap management. We do have an obvious draft strategy for the first time since I can remember, and it shows. The HC position in Dallas is a very challenging position. Much more than any other team in the league that I can think of (maybe WAS or, until recently, CLE is tougher, but that's more a measure of organizational dysfunction than anything else). It's going to take a special coach to have success here. The one we've got has a lot of skills in that regard, but he's got important open questions about his ability to navigate through a season. And now, he's also got to fix a bad DL on the fly and find a QB in waiting. And he doesn't have room to false start on personnel again. I think we can do it. But I also think it's a tall order. And I really, really don't like the idea of starting from scratch again if we whiff on defense for a third straight season. I guess we'll see how it plays out here, soon enough.