We all know that the coaching staff hasn't been very solid for the Dallas Cowboys the last two seasons. Lots of the blame has been targeted toward Head Coach Mike McCarthy for this lack of leadership. If McCarthy were to be fired, who could replace him?
This is speculation for a later day since Jerry Jones came out and stated he is not interested in finding a new head coach at the moment. McCarthy is safe for now with Jerry Jones, but many fans think differently.
One coach that was up for grabs this summer was Sean Payton, the former New Orleans Saints head coach. He was surrounded with speculation during this time as some thought he could be the new coach of the Cowboys despite still being under contract with NO. This however didn't happen, yet I wouldn't count out the possibility of his return to the game. Besides Sean Payton, who else would be a good fit as the Cowboys head coach?
There are usually some coaches from college who would be willing to take the next step in their career and head to the NFL. One coach that comes to mind is Dabo Swinney. Dabo is the head coach of Clemson and has been since 2008. He has proven his ability to develop good players, including Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence.
Would Dabo be willing to leave there and would he be ready to take on the responsibility of coaching in the NFL? Probably not, but money talks.
However, maybe I'm looking too far, perhaps the coach the Cowboys need is right under our noses.
Kellen Moore, the current offensive coordinator for Dallas, is already in a position to take over as head coach. Moore has been with the Cowboys in that role for three seasons and has already learned much about the franchise. He is the most solid pick going forward as the next head coach.
I'm sure other coaches could be better at the position and bring more to the table, but at the moment those are the top picks. Dabo is a long shot yet Jerry Jones has had some interesting choices in the past. For now, we will see how Mike McCarthy performs this year and if he has what it takes to take the Cowboys deep into the playoffs.