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January 11, 2012, 09:57 AM
ESPN.com confirmed the Cowboys are hiring two new coaches.

On the offense, the Cowboys picked up Bill Callahan from the New York Jets to replace Hudson Houck, who is retiring after nearly 30 years with the NFL.

The Cowboys are also hiring a defensive backs coach from the Cleveland Browns.

Typical Jerry.
January 11, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Callahan was head coach for the Raiders at their last Super Bowl appearance.

January 11, 2012  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Callahan was head coach for the Raiders at their last Super Bowl appearance.

"Despite the success of his 2002 team, the 2003 Raiders had a losing record. After his team got off to a 2-5 start, many of his players, in particular Charles Woodson, publicly demonized the coach, even suggesting that Callahan was deliberately trying to sabotage the season to get younger players. Apparently, his accusations of strife and mutiny within the clubhouse were corroborated by others, including veteran receiver Tim Brown. After a 22-8 loss to the Denver Broncos, Callahan said the Raiders must have been 'the dumbest team in America in terms of playing the game.' After a lackluster 4-12 season, due to the injury to quarterback Rich Gannon and despite having led the Raiders to a Super Bowl a year earlier, Callahan was fired by Raiders owner Al Davis."

January 11, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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"Despite the success of his 2002 team, the 2003 Raiders had a losing record. After his team got off to a 2-5 start, many of his players, in particular Charles Woodson, publicly demonized the coach, even suggesting that Callahan was deliberately trying to sabotage the season to get younger players. Apparently, his accusations of strife and mutiny within the clubhouse were corroborated by others, including veteran receiver Tim Brown. After a 22-8 loss to the Denver Broncos, Callahan said the Raiders must have been 'the dumbest team in America in terms of playing the game.' After a lackluster 4-12 season, due to the injury to quarterback Rich Gannon and despite having led the Raiders to a Super Bowl a year earlier, Callahan was fired by Raiders owner Al Davis."

Well said.
(You cannot forget the Raiders Bobbitt going AWOL on SB Sunday leaving the team without a center)

I think you could also get some negative feedback from Nebraska about Mr. Callahan.

January 11, 2012  11:27 AM ET

So instead of JJ looking for people from the Saints, Packers, Ravens, Pats, or Steelers, we get Browns and Jets? Good luck selling this to the fans JJ!

January 11, 2012  11:37 AM ET

JJ needs to be fired....

Not to wish anyone dead but...who here thinks the Raiders are NOT better off with Davis out of the picture?

January 11, 2012  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

So instead of JJ looking for people from the Saints, Packers, Ravens, Pats, or Steelers, we get Browns and Jets? Good luck selling this to the fans JJ!

seems JJ isn't concerned about selling anything to the fans except tickets. he built an entertainment venue and his primary interest may be to keep the seats full. unfortunately, the cowboys don't provide too much entertainment value lately and us fans are waiting for change that may never come.

January 11, 2012  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

seems JJ isn't concerned about selling anything to the fans except tickets. he built an entertainment venue and his primary interest may be to keep the seats full. unfortunately, the cowboys don't provide too much entertainment value lately and us fans are waiting for change that may never come.

As a lifelong Cowboys fan...I would still buy a ticket to a home game. No matter what JJ does...

January 11, 2012  12:03 PM ET

JJ has been selling the Cowboy brand from the 90s to the fans instead of the current team. He counts on those championship seasons to fill Cowboys stadium.

January 11, 2012  12:06 PM ET

I am also a lifelong fan, but I will attend a game with the expectations that the Cowboys will win or give their best effort. That hasn't happened in a long time! So I won't drive or fly across the state to get angry because they didn't do neither.

January 11, 2012  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

seems JJ isn't concerned about selling anything to the fans except tickets. he built an entertainment venue and his primary interest may be to keep the seats full. unfortunately, the cowboys don't provide too much entertainment value lately and us fans are waiting for change that may never come.

JJ has been selling the Cowboy brand from the 90s to the fans instead of the current team. He counts on those championship seasons to fill Cowboys stadium.

January 11, 2012  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I am also a lifelong fan, but I will attend a game with the expectations that the Cowboys will win or give their best effort. That hasn't happened in a long time! So I won't drive or fly across the state to get angry because they didn't do neither.

I don't currently live in Texas so if I spend the $$, you can bet your ****, I will be in the seat!! ;)

January 11, 2012  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I am also a lifelong fan, but I will attend a game with the expectations that the Cowboys will win or give their best effort. That hasn't happened in a long time! So I won't drive or fly across the state to get angry because they didn't do neither.

Fortunately they have not had to black out a game in as long as I can remember. Watching on the couch is the best option based on what they are putting on the field these days.

January 11, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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I don't currently live in Texas so if I spend the $$, you can bet your ****, I will be in the seat!! ;)

Well you just come on down then! ;)

January 11, 2012  12:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

As a lifelong Cowboys fan...I would still buy a ticket to a home game. No matter what JJ does...

attended the buffalo game this year... was a great game to see. was interested in seeing the new stadium. it does not disappoint. pretty incredible place. i'm a lifelong fan too, but i agree JJ is selling a past reputation/image to fill seats and you have to wonder if this past reputation will continue to fill his stadium if this team doesn't make significant changes that result in playoff games.

January 11, 2012  01:01 PM ET
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you have to wonder if this past reputation will continue to fill his stadium if this team doesn't make significant changes that result in playoff games.

Maybe all the former Cowboys who have superbowl rings should just go down to Cowboys Stadium and have a little sit down with JJ. Those guys aren't stupid and I bet they aren't buying the crap JJ is selling either. Everytime you hear those guys speak you can hear the frustration they have that is the same as the fans.

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January 11, 2012  01:55 PM ET
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Maybe all the former Cowboys who have superbowl rings should just go down to Cowboys Stadium and have a little sit down with JJ. Those guys aren't stupid and I bet they aren't buying the crap JJ is selling either. Everytime you hear those guys speak you can hear the frustration they have that is the same as the fans.

Great point about former players! You can see their frustration and some of them call out the team.

January 11, 2012  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I don't currently live in Texas so if I spend the $$, you can bet your ****, I will be in the seat!! ;)

You have earned the right to spend your money as you please. I just get extremely angry with their play when I'm watching the game in the tube, so I wouldn't spend my hard earned money. Maybe I'll take one of those Cowboys stadium tours instead.

January 11, 2012  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Maybe I'll take one of those Cowboys stadium tours instead.

I hear they are not cheap..but you probably guessed that already!

 
January 11, 2012  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Well you just come on down then! ;)

I'll pay for the tix if you pay for everything else!! HAH!

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