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Cowboys Take Beating From Giants

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On a day that the Cowboys could have made a statement to the league and to themselves, that they were fighters, and prove the critics wrong. They simply showed up and took their ass whooping! Not even so much as a whimper! There is no excuse for their performance, NONE!

This team was hoping to get a split from their last two games before the bye. Well they got it! I heard all week about how the intensity level at Valley Ranch was through the roof. Even heard rumblings that “anonymous” players being over heard in the hallways saying such things as “if your not preparing to go up there and win then you need to be left behind”, as far as I can tell that would mean that they took about 50 players too many to the Meadowlands. This coaching staff simply did not push the tempo with this team during practice. We now understand completely why Wade Phillips left his game ball (you know the one that Jerry gave him after last week’s big win) in the dirty clothes basket! I know this will not happen, but Jerry should fire every employee he has and start over!

I am a Cowboy fan and have been one my entire life, this will not change! I have seen this team many different ways, but what I see now is worse than those 5-11 teams. Those years that this team went 5-11 were acceptable 5 win teams. Do you know why? Because they just were not good enough! And that is acceptable. So now the question becomes, why is this team worse? Because they have No Heart, No Guts, and No Pride! These are the same reasons why this team is officially done! They may go on a run and get themselves into the playoffs, I doubt it but it is still possible. This team will not win a championship! When playoff time arrives and the intensity level raises the thing that gets you to the next round is none other than the things this team does not have!

People say that most of the time a team will take on the identity of its leader. I believe this to be true. For example the team that kicked our ass yesterday, the Giants has most definitely taken on the identity of their coach Tom Coughlin. Those guys are NASTY!!! When they smell blood in the water they don’t back off like another team I know (Dallas Cowboys) they go for the kill shot! Bill Parcells in his own Jackass sort of way tried to get this team to that point but it did not make it there. Wade Phillips and his “Make Love Not War” mentality has nurtured this teams belief in; all we have to do is show up. This disgusting epidemic has completely overwhelmed this team. So much so that they cannot see themselves what is happening. This team believes and will have you and I believe that the return of Romo is going to solve all our problems. Well guess what? Cough, cough BULLSHIT cough, cough. The ONLY way this team gets back is by having a mental make over!

So no more excuses, because I don’t want to hear them! This entire team is now on the hot seat! I don’t want to hear about individual performances. I could care less if DeMarcus Ware breaks the single season sack record, or Tony Romo throws for 10,000 yards this year, or T.O. passes Jerry Rice on the all-time list this year. None of this means anything. It is these players (D-Ware, Romo, and T.O.) that have to take on the challenge of giving this team a mental make over, because it is obvious that the coaching staff cannot or will not do it. I will no longer blame the Coach for this teams problems; it is entirely on the players. Why you ask? Well because this is what they wanted! They wanted a players coach (lazy coach) remember how they all talked shit about the Tuna when he left, “he treated us like children”, and how they made us believe how great tubby(wade Phillips) treated them and how they would play harder for someone who treated them with respect! Well here you go boys!!!!!!! Stop telling us what you can do and start SHOWING us what you ARE doing!

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Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach

Sean Martin

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Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach

After hiring Paul Alexander to fill their vacant OL coaching position, the Dallas Cowboys are continuing to retool their offensive staff below Scott Linehan. Sanjay Lal has been hired to coach the Cowboys’ wide receivers, replacing Derek Dooley.

Lal has experience as a WR coach with four different teams, dating back to 2009 with the Oakland Raiders. He was promoted up to this position after serving as the Raiders’ quality control coach from 2007-08.

David Moore on Twitter

Sources: Cowboys have reached an agreement with Sanjay Lal to become the team’s WR coach. Lal was with Indianapolis last season and replaces Derek Dooley on the staff.

Most recently, Sanjay Lal coached the receivers for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. He has also been with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

In this interview with the Colts, Lal mentions being very detail-oriented with a focus on the technical aspects of playing receiver.

Lal beats out former Cowboys WR Miles Austin for this position, earning the right to lead a room of receivers in desperate need of fresh talent. In an offseason that’s been about finding fresh ideas with the coaching staff so far though, the Cowboys have a new voice on offense.

Tell us what you think about “Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Cowboys Losing Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus to Colts

Jess Haynie

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Multiple sources are reporting Matt Eberflus — who has been the linebackers coach and passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys — will leave to join the Indianapolis Colts as the new defensive coordinator. Eberflus has been with Dallas since 2011, having joined Rob Ryan’s staff when Ryan become the coordinator for the Cowboys’ defense.

He has been the linebackers coach during his entire Dallas tenure and was also named passing game coordinator in 2016.

Tom Pelissero on Twitter

With Josh McDaniels ticketed for the #Colts, former #Cowboys assistant Matt Eberflus is expected to come along as defensive coordinator, I’m told. Lot of parts falling in place now.

If not the Colts, some thought Matt Eberflus might end up replacing Matt Patricia as the defensive coordinator in New England. Either way, it does not appear Dallas could have kept him around while Rod Marinelli remains in his current position.

Eberflus’ work in Dallas speaks for itself, and primarily through LB Sean Lee.

He has been Lee’s position coach for all but his rookie season, and in that time Lee has been one of the top defensive players in all of football.

Beyond Lee, Eberflus has also been able to get quality play out of mid-round picks like Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson. We also saw Jaylon Smith make significant progress this season.

Given Matt Eberflus has never worked with Josh McDaniels before, the fact he was on the Colts’ radar says a lot.

Make no mistake; the Cowboys lost a good one here.

Don’t panic, however. Coach Marinelli has cast a very wide net during his time in the NFL and there are a lot of potential guys, some with plenty of experience, that Dallas might look to.

It’s entirely possible that Eberflus’ replacement will be someone who Marinelli spends 2018 grooming to take over as the defensive coordinator.

Still, of all the coaching changes so far for Dallas, this one hurts most.

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Kevin Brady

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Thus far the 2018 offseason has brought a plethora of change to the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Now it is being reported the Cowboys have hired a brand new offensive line coach, former Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Line Coach Paul Alexander.

Alex Marvez on Twitter

Source tells @sportingnews that Paul Alexander hired as new @dallascowboys offensive line coach

Alexander coached with the Bengals for over 20 years, and replaces the same man in Dallas who replaces him in Cincinnati, Frank Pollack. Alexander has also been the Bengals assistant head coach since 2003.

The Cowboys recently lost an assistant head coach when Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia left for Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders.

Per usual, the hire has been met with mixed reactions from Cowboys Nation.

Joey Ickes on Twitter

Since 2003, CIN has had only one season where they finished top-10 in Yards per attempt on the ground… They’ve been bottom-5 in the league 5 times in that span… That’s the OL Coach DAL just hired.

The hiring of an offensive line coach who’s rushing attack finished bottom five in the league in rushing yards per attempt five times since 2003 doesn’t look too great on paper. He will also teach with different techniques and styles than previous Cowboys OL coaches, which could potentially set back the offensive line early in the season.

Plus, respected Bengals’ writer Joe Goodberry did not exactly love the hire for the Cowboys.

Goodberry on Twitter

Pretty bad https://t.co/fysjZqCQ6l

Regardless, this is still a very talented offensive line and one which should lead an effective ground attack based on their talent alone. 2017 proved further that coaching matters a lot in the NFL however, and the wrong hire could set back even the most talented of units.

We will just have to wait and see how this 2018 season ends up playing out.

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