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Well, last night was depressing. Time to tinker.

Coaching Staff

Current Coaching Staff [Link]- Changes

  • Mike McCarthy, HC - Fired
  • Joe Philbin, OL - Fired
  • Adam Henry, WR - Fired
  • Dan Quinn, DC - Hired by Broncos, HC
  • Joe Whitte Jr, DB - Hired by Broncos, DC
  • Scott McCurely, LB - Hired by Broncos, LB

MM was hired specifically to bring experience to the team. After the embarking showing last night it was clear that we lacked both discipline and experience. The experiment is over - time to move on. More changes may occur, but for now - we know those are gone.

Interview Process

  • Dan Quinn, DC Dallas Cowboys
    • Quinn has already filled in for a brief spell leading this team. His redemption is palpable and has SB experience. The players love him. Ultimately Dallas doesn't decide fast enough and he accepts the Denver job - taking several key defensive assistants with him allowing for the next DC to select their own staff.
  • Kellen Moore, OC Dallas Cowboys
    • The next Sean Payton / Jason Garrett /  Sean McVay coach. Clearly that line has had both success and failures, so Moore offers no sure thing. Still learning on the job and clearly has potential for something spectacular - but could he handle additional duties as he is still learning? He becomes the 2nd option should the number 1 option turn them down.
  • Byron Leftwich, OC Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Really passionate coach who has long played in the league and learned from both Arians & also Brady. Fiery leader who would be a culture changer in Dallas, ultimately before Dallas makes any decision he decides to go back to Jacksonville. Missed opportunity for Dallas.
  • Joe Whitte Jr, DB Dallas Cowboys
    • Prior to leaving with Quinn, Whitte interviews with Dallas to potentially take the next step in his coaching career. 
  • Todd Bowles, DC Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Todd should be credited equally to Tom Brady for bringing another Championship to the Bucs - he has an outstanding coaching interview but ultimately Bowles prefers to wait for the Bucs job to open. 
  • Jim Harbaugh, HC University of Michigan
    • This is Jerry going all in. Someone who has been to the SuperBowl in the NFL & had decent success at the college level. Jim is offered the post & turns Jerry down.
  • Nick Saban, HC University of Alabama
    • Saban appreciates the opportunity but he is quite happy as king of College Football. 
  • Brian Flores, Former HC of Miami Dolphins
    • Not a great interview process. Wants control of roster and hasn't shown any growth from his first stint as HC.
  • Matt Eberflus, DC Indianapolis Colts
    • Eberflus is treated like the wayward son returning home during the interview process. Eberflus pitches getting Sean Lee to come back to coaching as well as part of the recruitment process. Great option, ultimately became the 3rd choice (4th if you count Harbaugh). 
  • Brian Daboll, OC Buffalo Bills
    • Daboll has put on a pure clinic. A true offensive mastermind who has learned under the Hoodie and Saban. Brilliant mind who pitches getting the absolute most out of the Dallas Cowboys offense. And, as a hat tip to my Canadian brothers showing I bear no ill will after the defeat of LP, Daboll is Canadian. 

The Dallas Cowboys Formally announce Brian Daboll as it's 10th Head Coach in team history after the Bills lose in the Super Bowl to the Brady Bucs. 

New Coaching Staff Changes

  • Head Coach: Brian Daboll
  • Offensive Coordinator: Kellen Moore
    • Moore is convinced to stay to provide further continuity to the offense and a chance to learn from a 3rd offensive mind in hopes of further elevating his prospects for future Coaching opportunities. Moore will remain the play-caller.
  • Defensive Coordinator: Patrick Graham
    • With the coaching changes occurring at the Giants, Graham takes an opportunity re-unit with Daboll and join a defense with several stars.
  • Special Teams Cooridinator: John Fassle
    • Bones impressed this year, he stays.
  • Offensive Line Coach: Doug Marrone or Ed Warinner
    • Saban recommends Marrone to Daboll. Should Marrone choose not to come aboard, we pick up Martin's former OL coach in Ed Warinner from the college ranks. 
  • Quarterback Coach: Dan Mullen or Jon Kitna
    • After being fired from Florida, Mullen considers taking OC positions as he considers himself a natural play-caller. But opts to reunite with Dak for a year while he navigates the NFL. Should something happen to Moore, Mullen takes over PlayCalling. Should Mullen not take the job, Kitna returns to the fold after the initial success he had with Dak. 
  • Linebackers Coach: Sean Lee
    • The General returns to coach up the other Penn State Alum in Parsons - you ain't seen nothing yet.

With the new coaching staff in place McClay & the staff go to work evaluating the in-house free agents.

Free Agents

Spotrac [Link] Cowboys Wire [Link] Over The Cap [Link]


  • Jayron Kearse, S - 3 Year Deal $18M [Tied for 20th AAV among all Safeties]
  • Randy Gregory, DE - 4 Year Deal $48M [Tied for 20th AAV among all DEs]
  • Byran Anger, P - 3 Year Deal $9M [Tied for 5th AAV among all Ps]
  • Jake McQuaide, LS - 2 Year Deal $2M [19th AAV among all LSs]
  • Luke Gifford, LB - 1 Year Deal

Significant Losses:

  • Leighton Vander Esch
    • Signs with Colts
  • Cedrick Wilson
    • Signs with the Rams
  • Connor Williams
    • Signs with the Dolphins
  • Keanu Neal
    • Signs with Denver
  • Michael Gallup
    • Signs with Patriots
  • Dalton Schultz
    • Signs with Titians
  • Tony Pollard
    • Signs with Buccaneers 

Now we take a look at outside Free Agents.

Spotrac [Link] PFF [Link] NFL Trade Rumors [Link]

  • Dare Ogunbowale, RB [Back-up]
  • Isaiah McKenzie, WR [Back-up]
  • O.J. Howard, TE [Starter]
    • 4 Year Deal, $22M [Blake Jarwin Contract]
  • Will Hernandez, OG [Competition]
  • Marcus Maye, S [Starter]
    • 4 Year Deal, $56M [Eddie Jackson Contract]
  • Donte Jackson, CB [Competition]

Current Roster Pre-Draft

Offense - 20

  • QB: Dak Prescott | Cooper Rush
  • RB: Zeke Elliot | Dare Ogunbowale
  • TE: O.J. Howard | Blake Jarwin | Sean McKeon
  • WR: Amari Cooper | CeeDee Lamb | Isaiah McKenzie | Simi Fehoko
  • LT: Tyrone Smith | Terence Steele
  • LG: Will Hernandez | Connor McGovern
  • OC: Tyler Biadasz | Matt Franiok
  • RG: Zack Martin
  • RT: La'el Collins | Josh Ball

Defense - 19

  • Edge: Randy Gregory | Tarell Basham 
  • Edge: DeMarcus Lawrence | Chauncey Golston
  • DT: Neville Gallimore | Quinton Bohannan
  • DT: Osa Odighizuwa
  • LB: Micah Parson | Jabril Cox | Luke Gifford 
  • CB: Trevon Diggs | Nashon Wright
  • CB: Donte Jackson | Kelvin Joseph | Anthony Brown
  • S: Jayron Kearse | Donovan Wilson
  • S: Marcus Maye | Israel Mukuamu

Special Teams - 2

  • K:
  • P: Bryan Anger
  • LS: Jake McQuaide

Currently Dallas has a roster of 40/53.

The Draft!

We will be using Profootball Network Mock Draft! [Link]

Round 1 - Pick 24

  • Dallas receives Multiple Trade Offers (Raiders, Packers, and Panthers) but declines all. 
  • Dallas has two options to select from: Nakobe Dean, LB & Tyler Linderbaum, OC.
  • Dallas Selects Tyler Linderbaum, OC

Round 2 - Pick 56

  • Dallas receives Multiple Trade Offers (Colts, Steelers)
  • Not sold on any prospect, Dallas Accepts Steelers Offer: Dallas Receives Pick 84, 97 & 2023 4th | Dallas gives Pick 56 & 203

Round 3 - Pick 84

  • Dallas Selects Rasheed Walker, OT

Round 3 - Pick 88

  • Dallas Accepts Rams offer: Dallas Receives Pick 100 & 141 | Dallas gives pick 88

Round 3 - Pick 97

  • Dallas Selects Haskell Garret, DT

Round 3 - Pick 100

  • Dallas Selects Damone Clark, LB

Round 4 - Pick 126

  • Dallas Accepts Packer Offer: Dallas Recieves Pick 134 & 174 | Dallas gives pick 126

Round 4 - Pick 134

  • Dallas Selects Jeffrey Gunter, Edge

Round 4 - Pick 141

  • Dallas Selects Thayer Munford, OG

Round 4 - Pick 142

  • Dallas Selects Dameon Pierce, RB

Round 5 - Pick 166

  • Dallas Selects Skyy Moore, WR

Round 5 - Pick 174

  • Dallas Selects Matt Araiza, The Punter/Kicker who was promised.

Draft Recap:

  1. Tyler Linderbaum, OC
  2. Rasheed Walker, OT
  3. Haskell Garret, DT
  4. Damone Clark, LB
  5. Jeffrey Gunter, Edge
  6. Thayer Munford, OG
  7. Dameon Pierce, RB
  8. Skyy Moore, WR
  9. Matt Araiza, The ONE

Updated Depth Chart

Offense - 25

  • QB: Dak Prescott | Cooper Rush
  • RB: Zeke Elliot | Dare Ogunbowale | Dameon Pierce
  • TE: O.J. Howard | Blake Jarwin | Sean McKeon
  • WR: Amari Cooper | CeeDee Lamb | Isaiah McKenzie | Simi Fehoko | Skyy Moore
  • LT: Tyrone Smith | Rasheed Walker
  • LG: Will Hernandez | Thayer Munford
  • OC: Tyler Linderbaum | Tyler Biadasz | Matt Franiok
  • RG: Zack Martin | Connor McGovern
  • RT: La'el Collins | Terence Steele | Josh Ball

Defense - 22

  • Edge: Randy Gregory | Tarell Basham | Jeffery Gunter 
  • DT: Neville Gallimore | Quinton Bohannan
  • DT: Osa Odighizuwa | Haskell Garrett
  • Edge: DeMarcus Lawrence | Chauncey Golston
  • LB: Micah Parson | Damon Clark | Jabril Cox | Luke Gifford 
  • S: Jayron Kearse | Donovan Wilson
  • CB: Trevon Diggs | Nashon Wright
  • CB: Donte Jackson | Kelvin Joseph | Anthony Brown
  • S: Marcus Maye | Israel Mukuamu

Special Teams - 3

  • K: Matt Araiza 
  • P: Bryan Anger
  • LS: Jake McQuaide

Currently Dallas has a roster of 50/53.

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