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Houston Sports Radio At It Again

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Once again Houston sports radio (610 am this time) made a fool of themselves. I know that being a Cowboys fan might make me a little bias in this conversation but, correct me if I’m wrong. I dare you.

First of all today was Troy Aikman’s birthday so that is how this all started, but the part of the conversation I heard went something like this:

“I think Troy Aikman was overrated, I mean you put Dan Marino on some of those Cowboys teams and it would have been different story.”

Cough….(Bull shit)…cough!!

I am guessing Matt Jackson, the one with the girlish voice who most likely has a inflatable girlfriend named Judy, was referring to Aikman’s season in 2000 where the Cowboys went 4-7, which also was his last year to play. He couldn’t possibly be talking about the six year stretch from 1991-1996 where Aikman made six consecutive pro-bowls could he? Or the 3 super Bowl victories? Wait a second how many Super Bowls did Marino win??? OH YA FREAKING ZERO!

First of all Dan Marino was an extremely talented QB. No argument there. But so was Aikman only in different ways. What first came to mind was the offense systems these two guys were in. They were completely different. total opposites actually. Aikman having the luxury of the great running game while Marino’s offensive game plans were usually reliant on his arm and the passing game. The Cowboys had a great offense in the 90’s and it was a combination of the extremely accurate arm of Aikman and the very efficient running game thanks to number 22. You can compare stats all day long and come up with any argument you want but all I have to say is Aikman was the man for the Cowboys, and there is no way the Cowboys have those great seasons with anyone else other than number 8! So I honestly don’t know how it would have turned out if Marino was a Cowboy but lets just say I am glad Aikman was pulling the trigger for the Cowboys!

On another note. Phillip and I were talking today about how when the Texans went on their measly 3 game win streak against some of the worst teams in the NFL the sports talk shows around here did not say a single derogatory word about the Cowboys, but as soon as the Texans went back to their normal fashion of being absolutely horrendous, all I hear is Shit talking about the Cowboys. Hey Texans fans, come talk to me when you have a winning season! But until then have fun with Sage Rosenfumbles.

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2 Comments
  • Anonymous

    Well..Idiots they may be..but..compairing Aikman to Marino isn’t much of a put down..Now comparing him to Quincy Carter..that is a put down..

  • Anonymous

    It was not a comparison it was them saying that Aikman was overated! A comparison would have been nice!

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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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Matt Eberflus, Sean Lee

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

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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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