JJT looks at the departure of Mike Zimmer, and has some interesting tidbits tucked away in his article. He starts with the standard theme, the idea that everybody agrees upon, Zimmer never got comfortable in the 3-4 defense. I don't think his dedication to learning it, or his dedication to the making it work in Dallas was ever questioned; he just couldn't get it done.
"It was the worst I've ever been through," Zimmer said Wednesday. "I couldn't figure it out. I was suicidal ... that's not a joke."
We never hear from the Cowboys assistants, but now that he's gone, Zimmer is free to speak. And gauging from the above quote, he was despondent that he couldn't make it work in Dallas. He never gave up the fight:
That's all history for the Cowboys now, they need a future though. In the article JJT opines that Parcells is probably coming back because of his actions at Valley Ranch this week, including presiding over meetings with the rest of the staff.
Unfortunately, from my point of view, it's starting to look like the Cowboys will promote from within to fill the defensive coordinator position.
But there was this piece of news I hadn't seen elsewhere, Parcells actually talked to Dom Capers.
Keep on talking to Capers, make him find an interest in coaching in Dallas. If not him, find another veteran 3-4 candidate and bring him in. I still think the Cowboys need a fresh perspective on their defense from someone who has seen it all in a 3-4 defense.
At the end of the article, JJT leaves with the coldest of parting shots about Zimmer's departure.
Ouch, that hurt.
The Cowboys also signed quarterback Matt Baker, wide receivers Damarious Bilbo and Jerheme Urban, tight ends Tony Curtis and Andy Thorn, kicker Carlos Martinez, and cornerback Joey Thomas.
Joey Thomas is new, Damarius Bilbo is being converted to a safety, and Keylon Kincade was the only guy not re-signed from the practice squad.
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