It’s been a busy week for the Dallas Cowboys as they have hired new head coach Mike McCarthy, introduced him to the world, and started work on filling out his staff. The status of a head coach’s staff in Dallas has always been something of interest since the Cowboys ownership has always had a bit of a say in it. That’s a large criticism of the franchise in general.
With McCarthy, though, the team is allowing him to make his own decisions and have the guys around that he wants. That’s what we’ve all been asking for but unfortunately that sometimes means the loss of coaches we like.
Jon Kitna emerged as someone who served as a critical piece in Dak Prescott’s development last season. Dak has spoken glowingly about his relationship with his quarterback coach, but in spite of that, it seems that McCarthy wants to go in a different direction.
Mike McCarthy is not retaining QB coach Jon Kitna, who contributed to Dak Prescott’s development as an NFL passer. Prescott finished one yard from Tony Romo’s single-season passing record. It appears only Kellen Moore and Doug Nussmeir are candidates to return to offensive staff.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 11, 2020
This may not be the most popular decision for Cowboys fans; Kitna clearly had a lot of success working with Dak. Considering that Dak Prescott plays the most important position in the game - and that he’ll likely become the highest-paid player in team history this offseason - the person working with him is of utmost importance.
We simply must trust McCarthy on this one. Remember that there have been outcries for the Joneses to allow their head coach to call the shots. It is happening now and hopefully it results in even better performances.