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This story shows how hiring Urban Meyer can work for Cowboys -Mac Engel, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

How the Dallas Cowboys were able to hire Bill Parcels may have parallels to how they could get Urban Meyer.

One story he shared sheds light how hiring Urban Meyer would not be a reach. Stephen’s story about Parcells and the 2005 NFL Draft is not only funny, but it also shows how this can work:

“When we sat with him and hired him, which a lot of people didn’t think Jerry would hire a coach like that. That’s another thing that’s misleading — for most people it’s a matter of timing. I don’t think we’ve ever had anyone that we could get our hands on didn’t want to coach the Dallas Cowboys, including Bill.

“He said, ‘How could you not want to coach the Dallas Cowboys?’ It’s the big show. It’s America’s Team. If you get it done, it’s bigger than life.’

“With Bill, we got it done straight on the front end. He said the only problem I ever had with (New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft) was they told me I was going to be in charge of everything. That I could draft players. Pay players. Decide who was going to play.

Cowboys Rumors: Urban Meyer Interested in HC Job; Might Be ‘Too Toxic’ for CFB - Megan Armstrong, Bleacher Report

The former Ohio State head coach appears interested in coaching the Cowboys.

Overall at Ohio State, Meyer went 83-9 across seven seasons. He led the Buckeyes to the 2014-15 College Football Playoff Championship as well as three other bowl wins.

Meyer, then the head coach of the Florida Gators, had previously temporarily retired from coaching in 2009 due to health concerns before landing at Ohio State in 2012. So, it’s not surprising that Meyer has again left the door open for a possible return to the sideline.

”I’m not there at the moment,” Meyer told’s Doug Lesmerises for a story published in September. “Like you said, next year can I say that? We’ll talk again next year and we’ll see.”

Any interest from Meyer doesn’t matter so long as Jason Garrett remains the Cowboys’ head coach, but Garrett’s seat has gotten increasingly warmer throughout this season.

Josh McDaniels to the Cowboys makes perfect sense if Jason Garrett is fired - Skyler Carlin, Clutch Points

What could offensive guru Josh McDaniels bring to the Cowboys if he was their next head coach?

There is plenty of talent on this current roster but Garrett has been incapable of producing in the biggest moments. Altogether, McDaniels has been a part of all six of New England’s Super Bowl wins since the 2001 season.

Back in 2009, McDaniels actually took the job of becoming the Denver Broncos’ head coach. In his time in Denver, the offensive-minded coach led the Broncos to an 11-17 record. That was until he was fired before the end of the 2010 season.

It was a disappointing stint for McDaniels as he failed to last more than two seasons as a head coach. But in his defense, McDaniels had to endure having Kyle Orton as his starting quarterback in both seasons.

Now, McDaniels is back in his natural habitat, drawing up trick plays for the Patriots. Even with Dallas owning the No. 1 offense in 2019, they still seem to be missing something.

Could you imagine McDaniels having a chance to work with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott? The possibilities would be endless for the offense in a situation with McDaniels at the helm.

‘More than a celebration’: Win or lose, Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith says The Swipe isn’t going anywhere-David Moore, Dallas Morning News

Despite the backlash from last week, Jaylon Smith’s “swipe” celebration is here to stay.

“For me, I know how it feels to be injured. I don’t wish that on nobody, regardless of if I like you, I don’t like you, whatever.’’

What about the replay that appears to show Smith looking directly at Wims laying on the field before the celebration?

“I was actually looking at the crowd, just confident and being thankful to be able to make a play,’’ Smith said. “The NFL is a hard league. It’s a tough league filled with great players. If you watch my game, if I make a play I’m pretty excited about it because I love the game, I love the game of football.’’

When Smith recovered a fumble late in the third quarter he got up and responded with The Swipe. The Cowboys were down 24-7 at the time. Was that really the time and place for a celebration?

CowBuzz: A Closer Look At ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ - Mayan Meza Tovar,

A look into what the Dallas Cowboys players will be sporting for “My Cause, My Cleats.”

The #MyCauseMyCleats campaign lets the players collaborate with shoe designers to fashion a pair of priceless cleats that you might have seen during Week 14’s game against the Chicago Bears. The Cowboys had their highest year for participants with 39 players choosing a cause to display.

The anticipation for MCMC reached its peak on Unboxing Day, (Dec. 3, Giving Tuesday)when players finally got to see their ideas come to life as they unveiled the finished products. (link to the video we shared)

The NFL then gives the athletes an opportunity to fundraise for their charitable organization by auctioning off their custom cleats and donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the players’ charities. Several Dallas Cowboys players took to Instagram to give fans an inside look on the organizations that have been helping families for years.

Zeke: We’re Not Comfortable With 6-7 - Staff,

The Dallas running back made it clear the team is not comfortable with their disappointing record.

By this point, the talking points sound awfully familiar. The Cowboys have been looking for ways to win games frequently, given that they’re 2-4 since the bye week – lowlighted by this current three-game losing streak, which dates back to Nov. 24.

The reason they sound so familiar is because they aren’t changing, though. Despite the Eagles’ recent win, the NFC East remains putrid, and so the events of the last three weeks haven’t done much to hinder the Cowboys’ playoff chances.

“It’s all ahead of us. We control our destiny. We’ve just got to go out there and win ball games,” Elliott said. “Everything that’s happened has already happened. We can’t change it. We’ve just got to focus on now, on this week, this game plan and go out there and win on Sunday.”

The Cowboys could use a heck of a final push from Elliott if they’re going to make that happen. Elliott told reporters Wednesday that he feels remarkably fresh thanks to a lightened workload this season, not to mention the recent weekend off.

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