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With Cowboys Going Bust, Jerry Jones Needs The Boom Of Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by stasheroo, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys have a maverick owner in Jerry Jones, but he's still not above the NFL being a copycat league. With his team at 3-5 in 2018 and getting farther away from playoff contention, all signs to him to making his first head-coaching change in eight years.

    Because this is Jones and because this is the Cowboys, expect him to try to go big to replace longtime favorite Jason Garrett — with Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley. Why Riley? He represents the perfect candidate to reboot America's Team.

    There will no repeat of 2014 or 2016 for Dallas, when it won the NFC East on the foundation of its running game and defense, with Jones building two strong fronts. In the year of the passing and scoring explosion, the Cowboys are desperately playing catch up and it's not working.

    Quarterback Dak Prescott is carrying over his sophomore slump from last season and until the trade for Amari Cooper — when they overpaid with a first-round pick — Prescott was struggling with the NFC's worst receiving corps. With some offensive line injuries and the Cowboys no longer dominating on the ground with Ezekiel Elliott, Prescott hasn't been equipped with the personnel or play-calling to reach the level of his stellar rookie year.

    The morning after the Cowboys lost 28-14 at home to the Titans on Monday night, Jones came out and said Prescott was safe as the long-term QB for the Cowboys and is still in line for a major contract extension sometime in '19. At the same time, Jones gave the dreaded unofficial vote of confidence to Garrett, less so for offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

    Jones doesn't want to make a midseason move on Garrett, à la when he promoted Garrett to replace Wade Phillips in '10. That team was 1-7 after a 11-5 season and there was no choice but to save face.

    But there's a good bet when the calendar turns into 2019 after a non-playoff season, Jones will do something reminiscent of 25 years ago: Make the successful leader of the Sooners an offer he couldn't refuse to take over the Cowboys.

    When Jones turned to Barry Switzer, however, he went for an established college winner to maintain a dynasty. When Jones makes the inevitable call to sell Riley, it will be for a 35-year-old offensive genius born to take the biggest football job of his native Texas.

    Riley's coaching, first as quarterbacks coach and then offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, helped Baker Mayfield become a Heisman-winning sensation and, more important for the Cowboys' purposes, a QB worthy of the draft's first overall pick. He's doing great things again with Kyler Murray.

    Someone who can get the very best out of Prescott's strong arm and athleticism should be atop Dallas' wish list. Riley would bring a lot of creativity and versatility that's been sorely missing from the offense with Garrett and Linehan, who continue to employ predictable, easily defended game plans.

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  2. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid Zone Supporter

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    As long as Jerry is still sucking in air there won't be a marquis HC here.........Jerry has a fragile ego.
     
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  3. Mannix

    Mannix Well-Known Member

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    Don't tease me with thoughts of a real coach...I am very fragile right now.
     
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  4. SeanLee50

    SeanLee50 Well-Known Member

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    More like, Norv Turner, Jack Del Rio or John Fox
     
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  5. Mr_437

    Mr_437 Well-Known Member

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    I like the move to a college coach with Lincoln Riley's background. QB Coach sticks out, and Riley has developed guys. Also, whenever DAL decides to draft a QB1 their HC will probably be able to identify to best guy for his system.
     
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  6. Turkish-Cowboy

    Turkish-Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Even if JJ offers him a job, will Lincoln Riley accept it? And why would he even do that?
     
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  7. Jipper

    Jipper Well-Known Member

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    One of the most coveted coaching jobs in all professional sports
     
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  8. Pants

    Pants Well-Known Member

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    I will like any thread where Riley is mentioned as the HC (I think I have brought him up at least 10 times)....I actually see him more of the OC with maybe Richard as the HC....but, Riley as OC and Richard as DC and actually hire a legit head coach? yummy, my enthusiasm would start to return
     
  9. Turkish-Cowboy

    Turkish-Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Not that I wouldn't like such a move but playing under the command of Jerry Jones is a coveted job?

    I don't think so at all.
     
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  10. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    We can only dream of someone like Riley.

    If he truly wanted to make the leap to NFL why here with all of the meddling and distractions under Jerrys thumb?

    When I see names like these thrown out I realize either fans are simply dreaming which is fine if presented as such or are not in tune with the gravity of our dysfunctional situation.
     
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  11. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Why wouldn't he? It's the richest, most high-profile team in sports, despite what they've done recently. And if Jones is willing to pay him the salary that the head coach of the richest team in sports should get? Again, why not?
     
  12. ShortRound131

    ShortRound131 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully he does a Costanza and goes against his own thinking.
     
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  13. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Right.. the Cowboys are a dead end job. No one expects coaches to have much success here.
     
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  14. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    That's when you know we're doomed to several more wasted years. The name will be your first tip. The size and amount of the contract will be your second.
     
  15. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    Jerry: Lincoln how would you like to be the next coach of Americas team? You don't have to worry about scheme or assistant coaches. Me and Stephen will handle that.

    Lincoln: Jerry with all do respect hell Nah..
     
  16. Jipper

    Jipper Well-Known Member

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    Coaching as the head coach of the Dallas cowboys is one of the most coveted and visible head coaching roles...the fact that you have to deal with Jerry Jones is am occupational hazard...
     
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  17. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Amazing you even ask. But you seen serious so I’ll respond. It’s actually a simple answer.

    Because most HC want more control if their job and reputation is on the line.

    Now if Jerry was to throw out like 20 million a year then yea. But last time I checked he hasn’t been throwing out anymore than the rest of the league.
     
  18. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    The only Cowboy HC to land another HC job after leaving Dallas in Jerry era was Jimmy.

    Gailey had to go back to Georgia Tech for about a decade before Buffalo gave him a shot and he failed miserably there.

    This is our reality and destiny with Jerry Cowboy fans.
     
  19. Turkish-Cowboy

    Turkish-Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I would definitely like to have a young competent coach here. But this team have an owner and of course a GM who speaks to the media about how the QB will/should play and has hands all over the coaching staff and the players.

    A young coach who will come here to change some things must have full control on the team, which many know that is not very possible.
     
  20. NeonNinja

    NeonNinja Dash28

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    Yes. My #1 target. Please give us something good Jerry.
     
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