As the 2017 Cowboys season continues to look bleak with dwindling playoff hopes, more fans have risen up and called for head coach Jason Garrett’s job. The local media has joined in with the fans and have really just given up on Garrett and his leadership over the Cowboys. So what if Jerry finally listened and made all their wishes come true, who would he bring in? How about number 9? Tony Romo returns as head coach.
It is a crazy notion to just throw out Romo’s name as a possible replacement for Garrett, but it has been getting some traction with fans and some media members as well. Yet, it seems like such a logical decision to go with Tony as the man in charge. Here are a few reasons why Romo would be the best man to succeed Garrett as the next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
High Football I.Q.
After several years coaching, it appears that Garrett hasn’t been able to use his Princeton education to out scheme his opponents. The Cowboys run an offense that really depends on the players winning their individual battles, rather than the coaches finding a way to get their players open. It is an old-school mentality that is quickly fading away in the NFL. Tony Romo would immediately change that once he is in charge. As a quarterback, Romo was lauded for his ability to not only dissects whatever the defense showed, but also what plays to actually run. As quarterback, coaches sent out three suggestions and Romo then would make adjustments to what he saw on the field. He still has the ability from the booth as we see him still predict what these NFL defenses and offenses are doing as a broadcaster. It is safe to say that Romo would better Garrett here in terms of actual in-game adjustments and schemes.
Respect from the team
Only being one-year removed from playing, Romo still has a lot of connections with some of the players who are on the team. He is still young enough to connect with the players and that could be helpful when trying to establish a culture for the football team. Romo has always been described as one of the more competitive people in professional football and that should garner him some respect with the team.
The idea that coaches have to be well-seasoned and go through years and years of training before they get a chance to be head coach is quickily becoming extinct. One of the best examples of this is the L.A. Rams hiring Sean McVay as their head coach. Before that, the Rams had a talented roster that was playing with little or no effort under veteran coach Jeff Fisher. Just a year later, that troubled team is leading their division and has one of the best offenses in the league. McVay is also open to new ideas and willing to adapt on the fly with his game plan. That is an impressive year for a rookie coach who Is still in his 30s. Romo can do the same for this franchise and reenergize this team.
Are you sold?
If you are, then here comes the bad part. This will never happen. Aside from Jerry Jones not ready to give up on his hand-picked coach yet, Romo is having too much fun right now being a broadcaster. It is all the fun work of talking about football but none of the stress that comes with coaching. Maybe in a few years he will change his mind, but there is no evidence to prove he would leave one of the best jobs on the planet, especially since he is very very good at it.
Unless Garrett can’t win another game the rest of the season or suffers multiple blowout losses again, he is going to be the head coach next year. So the best thing to do is to ride this thing out and hope that he does better when the talent on the roster gets better. Its Cowboys only hope right now.
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