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Cowboys Wishlist: Coaching Search Edition

The have begun their search for a new . Over the following weeks, we'll be hearing a lot of potential candidates for the job but no decision will be made in a while. So far, the Cowboys have interviewed and Marvin Lewis but they're likely just scratching the surface.

It's pretty hard to predict who will be the team's next head coach, but we know changes are needed to take this team to the next level. We know there's some things we want to see from the “new regime.” The following is my “” of what I want to see from whoever ends up in Dallas.

Wish #1: Unleash Dak Prescott's running skills

The took over the NFL with a power that featured Mark Ingram and this season. Watching them play week after week, I can't stop wondering how would Dak do if given the chance to run frequently. He obviously wouldn't be as good as Jackson running the ball but using him as a dual-threat QB could open a ton of doors for the Cowboys .

They don't have to run with him as often as the Ravens do with Lamar, but they have barely used Dak's legs. Can't wait for the new to take advantage of this unused strength.

Wish #2: Keep Jon Kitna as QB Coach

A new head coach often means a new coaching staff, but some assistants in Dallas might survive the change. While young coaches like and have a legit chance of sticking around, another name comes to mind.

has helped 's development a lot. Prescott showed a lot of signs of improvement in 2019 in huge part thanks to Kitna's coaching. It'll be hard to let him leave. Hopefully, the Cowboys' new HC decides to keep him around.

Wish #3: Make the Cowboys a passing team

Dak Prescott passed for 4,902 yards this season, second most in the NFL and just a handful of yards away from the Cowboys franchise record that set in 2012. However, the team's tendencies show that Dallas wasn't truly a passing team this season.

I love , but the offense should around the QB and the if the Cowboys are to win their sixth .

Wish #4: Care about special teams

Underestimating the importance of is dumb. Games can be won or lost in this frequently overlooked phase of the game. Fans that get up to make a run for the restroom when the punting unit comes out to the field are missing out but when your head coach doesn't pay attention to special teams, that's when you have a problem.

Whoever drives the wheel of the , I wish he loves special teams and looks for a winning even in this phase of the game.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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Ethan Chazin

Wish list item #1: Jerruh pt Barnum has a pre death epiphany that to win one more Lombardi he must give up gm role. I realize this is not even remotely possible given he is the world’s biggest narcissist but oh well…a 40-year fan can dream…right?


Hmmmm. None if the top 4 or 5 passing teams even made the playoffs chief.


Couldn’t agree more!!! Special Teams cost us at least 1 maybe 2 games this year alone! Chris J. Sucked this year (Worst Yr) We need to assign a PR and KR and make it a point of emphasis! We had the worst ST’s in the NFL this yr and it started out that way and ended worse! Jason Garrett is ALL to blame! There was absolutely ZERO REASONS and no excuses to finish 8-8! With anybody but Garrett we woulda went 11-5 or 12-4 and fighting for a #1 seed! RIDICULOUS!!!!


Use analytics like every other team, I agree with keeping Kitna also

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