Ever since the divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys have gone rogue changing out staff members and players and talking about obscured decisions regarding the team's future. But are all these changes good for the Cowboys moving forward?
The first significant change was when Head Coach Mike McCarthy told the media that he was firing six coaches. This spiraled into a game of Russian roulette as no coach or player was safe.
Fans knew who was next on the chopping block. Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore had a massive target on his back after the 49ers game. This led to him being fired days later.
As fans rejoiced, Moore would quickly pick up the offensive coordinator job for the Los Angeles Chargers.
McCarthy then came out and stated how he would be calling all the plays next season for the offense.
Just when everyone thought the storm was settling down… BOOM!
Kicker Brett Maher is off the team. With four missed extra points against the Buccaneers and a blocked PAT against the 49ers, the Cowboys have had enough of Maher's foolishness.
That's about it for all these rational decisions, right? Nope, just a bit ago, the Cowboys signed Brian Schottenheimer as their new offensive coordinator.
This came out of nowhere.
While the Cowboys were in need of an OC, fans weren't expecting one after Mike McCarthy stated how he would be running the offense next season. It is exciting to see so many changes coming from this team.
After two consecutive 12-win seasons, you'd think a team would try to maintain itself as much as it can with little change. However, here in Dallas, we do things a bit differently.
It seems that the Cowboys coaching staff (along with Owner Jerry Jones) knows that the problems in the postseason are going to keep occurring if a change isn't made.
I am very happy to see a lot more change throughout the team as I feel this will help improve the Cowboys during important games.
Fans are starting to lean toward two outcomes after these changes.
- Either the Cowboys will succeed massively with a 14-win season plus an NFC Championship appearance, or
- you'll see a scrappy Cowboys team that will barely secure a 7-10 record.
Basically, this season is gonna be really good, or really bad.
New faces are always a good sign in football. When you have massive changes like these there's a good chance your players and facilities will become much more motivated and excited.
Players will be interested in seeing how these new coaches run their offense/defense.
The Cowboys are trying to form a new team that can get past this postseason curse. At the moment it seems that it may be working. The Cowboys are so close to solving the problem.
I am excited to see more coaches and players being added to the team because it can make the Cowboys stronger. This year is going to be very interesting in regard to their success.