Does Rivera like the 3-4?: "Very much so. Because if you look at it, and you break [Dallas] down, how often did you see them in a four-man front? Second-and-long, third-down situations. So they've got guys they put in the 4-3 look in passing situations. I also think there's a place for the 3-4 or a version of the 3-4 that you can still use the talent that's around there and get them on the football field as well."
"I really do believing in running the football, I think that's very important," Rivera said. "Why? Because if you run the football and run the football effectively, you help the quarterback."
I'm really starting to like Rivera. The Jim Caldwell interview is scheduled for tomorrow.
Jones would like for Garrett to take on some of the play-calling reponsibilities, but sources said Turner doesn't think he's ready. Turner is a fan of Garrett's, but may be leaning toward naming Cowboys assistant head coach/offensive line Tony Sparano the offensive coordinator and using Garrett in a different role.
Earlier in the interview process, Turner said he'd have no problem having Garrett on his staff. In fact, Turner tried getting Garrett on his staff in Oakland.
"That tells you a little something about how I feel about Jason," Turner said.
Also from the DMN blog - Andre Gurode is going to the Pro Bowl. Man that's a lot of Cowboys going to Hawaii. I guess it does pay to play in Dallas - if you got a Pro Bowl bonus in your contract.