Dallas Cowboys Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired Published 9 years ago on May 19, 2009 By Bo Martin Share Tweet Well, Things are underway again as OTA’s kick off and questions begin to mount. There are a few pessimists out there so I wanted to qualm that right here and now. Some of the common complaints that I’ve heard often are “The Cowboys have no heart”, “We won’t be going anywhere this season”, “Our Defense Doesn’t Show up”, and “We’ll never win another championship under Romo”. If you’re a reader who is guilty of these accusations, or just a reader who is tired and wants to find solace in agreement, I’m here to give answers! “The Cowboys have no heart” – This is probably the number 1 complaint that drives me insane. If you look at the Cowboys of yesteryear I could see how you come to that conclusion but this is a team of veterans who have consistently displayed heart for this organization. At the end of the season the defense showed that their heart can carry them when the offense isn’t clicking, though it was slightly inconsistent, I was impressed at the potential of some of our rising stars. “We won’t be going anywhere this season” – Wrong, wrong, wrong and Oh… did I mention? WRONG! The Cowboys don’t have a “easy” schedule but they have plenty of winnable games. You have to imagine that they are AT LEAST going to split the NFC East, and I firmly believe that they have a good shot against the NFC South. Add in Denver and a slightly awkward thanksgiving game against Oakland things are looking up! Not to mention we’re looking at a far more focused team this season. “Our defense doesn’t show up” – Ok if you’re guilty of saying this, slap yourself in the face, don’t hesitate, you need to rattle the loose brain cells back in to place. Lets just run down this seasons roster Olshansky, Ratliff, Spears, Newman, Jenkins, Scandrick, Brooking, James, Ware, Ellis/Spencer, Hamlin, Sensabaugh. Are you serious?!?! If you have any knowledge of football at all you’ll see that the talents and skills possessed by those players are incredible. I fully expect to see a fast defense that will produce turnovers and a dominating number of sacks. “We’ll never win another championship under Romo” – Just so it’s known, Romo isn’t the only person with this “curse” See Peyton Manning (4 seasons without a playoff win). Romo is a fully capable Quarterback, who delivers maximum yardage with maximum mobility for a combination that can be risky but produces explosiveness. He has already produced more 300 yd passing games then Troy Aikman, and is well on his way to another great season with a dominating running game behind him and a few talented to receivers in Roy, Jason, Miles, Crayton, and Bennett. The truth is that you’re all judging without checking history, and quite frankly… I don’t see you leading teams to the Super Bowl. As OTA’s develop we’ll be able to see where the season is pointing but I do really think that the true fans have nothing to worry about. Stay optimistic and Stay dedicated. The boy’s will deliver this year. ADVERTISEMENT Related Topics:Tony Romo Up Next Roy Williams Don't Miss Dallas Cowboys Defense Getting Stronger Bo Martin Former Sports Writer. Veteran. Serving veterans is my passion. Johns Hopkins Student. Enjoy Discussing Politics and sports! Advertisement You may like Tony Romo’s Last TD With Cowboys Terrance Williams’ As Well? 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Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Losing Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus to Colts Published 3 hours ago on January 16, 2018 By Jess Haynie 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. ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander Published 1 day ago on January 15, 2018 By Kevin Brady 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. ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Dallas Cowboys Mike Solari, Paul Alexander Candidates for Cowboys Vacant OL Coaching Job Published 2 days ago on January 14, 2018 By Sean Martin By keeping all three top coaches (Jason Garrett, Scott Linehan, and Rod Marinelli) in place for 2018, there isn’t a Dallas Cowboys coaching hire that feels like they “must” get it right to contend next season. This is how it should be. Producing nine wins, despite missing key players throughout the season, the Cowboys are changing things up at the position coach level to hopefully introduce new ideas and give the talent on this team a better chance at sustained success. One coaching vacancy that needs to be filled by the right guy above any else is on the offensive line, where things haven’t been the same since the great Bill Callahan departed. Frank Pollack took his place, and now finds himself with the Cincinnati Bengals after not being retained by Dallas this offseason. Tom Cable (Stephen Brashear / Getty Images) The first name that was thrown around in consideration for the Cowboys job was Tom Cable, which sent a panic throughout Cowboys Nation before Cable decided to sign with John Gruden and the Raiders. Cable had been coaching the Seahawks’ OL, a position that franchise has not valued in some time, and struggled to develop any talent in protection of their franchise QB Russell Wilson. Now, two new names have emerged as candidates to coach the likes of two-time 1st Team All-Pro LT Tyron Smith, 1st Team All-Pro C Travis Frederick, and two-time 1st Team All-Pro RG Zack Martin. Mike Solari and Paul Alexander Paul Alexander has already met with the Dallas Cowboys, looking for work after 23 seasons with the Bengals. During this time, Alexander served as Marvin Lewis’ assistant head coach, in addition to his duties as their OL coach. Judging on reactions out of Cincinnati to Alexander’s departure, the Bengals offensive line regressed under him in 2017, warranting change from a franchise that is as reluctant as any to move on from coaches. Goodberry on Twitter Paul Alexander better be gone Most recently, Mike Solari has served as the offensive line coach for the New York Giants — far from a renowned unit around the NFL lately. He does have previous experience with the Cowboys, having served as an assistant OL and special teams coach here from 1987-88. From 2006-07, Solari did reach the rank of offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, which shows the level of respect that the 30-year NFL coaching veteran has earned. He will be the Dallas Cowboys’ next interview for their open OL coach position. Dallas Cowboys RT La’el Collins, RG Zack Martin Depth at tackle, a long-term answer at left guard, and an extension for Zack Martin are among the questions facing the Cowboys offensive line moving forward. Whoever is in charge of keeping this unit up to standard in 2018 though, may hold the keys to getting the entirety of the Cowboys’ program back on track. Whether it’s Alexander, Solari, or another outside candidate yet to emerge, Inside The Star will keep you updated on the Cowboys’ ongoing coaching search. Tell us what you think about “Mike Solari, Paul Alexander Candidates for Cowboys Vacant OL Coaching Job” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL! 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