Every so often -- like maybe every leap year -- Randy Galloway of the Star-Telegram writes an article that's palatable. In fact, until a few minutes ago, I couldn't remember the last time I agreed with him.
But in his story, "Jerry still sees positives, and Cowboys owner may be right," Galloway convinced me that he truly believes the King's logic and the King's explanation on what's transpired since our Dallas Cowboys' one-and-done playoff results a few weeks ago.
In addressing King Jerry's giving Wade final say in the latest assistant coaching hires, Galloway quoted the King and agreed.
"It is absolutely ridiculous, some of the speculation I've heard and read," said Jones. "I want to say right now, without qualification, that any staff decision that has been made, it all came with Wade [Phillips] having the final call.
"And when we kept Jason here as offensive coordinator, no one was happier about it than Wade."
And the columnist "saw the light" that the Son of Bum's cooperation and support to bring in these replacements would only help him in the 2008-2009 season.
Why? Because good coaches are being hired to replace those who departed.
No matter how or why it happened, the bottom line is the head coach benefits from a strong staff. If Wade had the final say on these hires, as Jerry claims, then congratulations to Phillips.
Retaining Garrett, at a high financial cost, was an absolute necessity for quarterback Tony Romo. With a year of experience as OC, Jason should be better, and let's hope that includes tightening up on Romo, both on the field and off.
When Hudson Houck was hired as offensive line coach, he was a proven commodity. The same goes for Dave Campo returning as secondary coach.
The hire of Todd Grantham, former defensive coordinator at Cleveland, as the defensive line coach was called a "good move" by two NFL coaches I talked to this week.
Next up, maybe, is proven NFL defensive coach Dom Capers, who Jones said was "recruited" by Phillips. A decision from Capers is expected by today.
Look, I normally don't give a rat's you know what about what the rat-looking Randy has to say or write. But after reading his column, not only did the King and the Son of Bum convince me that these moves do truly benefit Phillips... but Galloway's believing them contributed to me buying into it, as well.
I don't know. Maybe I'm getting a little more gullible since I hit my early 40s.
Then again, all I care about is the Cowboys winning Super Bowls in the near and distant future -- no matter what it takes!!!
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