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Can Cowher knock Garrett from Cowboys' job?

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09:03 AM ET 12.11 | The Cowboys can win out, giving interim coach Jason Garrett a 7-1 record. They can stack good days, a favorite Garrett expression, as high as the eye can see. None of that assures Garrett of having the "interim" removed from his title. This is not a one-man race. The dynamics of the Cowboys' pending coaching-search game dramatically changed Thursday. Bill Cowher , a Super Bowl winner, told USA Today that "I'm open to listen to opportunities" and indicated he is willing to return to coaching after a four-year sabbatical. That scurrying sound you hear is Cowboys owner-general manager Jerry Jones going through his files to make sure he has every bit of contact information on Cowher. All bets are off in this pageant.

Dallas Morning News

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December 11, 2010  09:08 AM ET

Would Cowher and Jones get along after 48 hours of being on the job together?

December 11, 2010  09:15 AM ET

Cowher said he's willing to coach... did he say he's willing to coach in Dallas, under the control freak Jerry Jones?

December 11, 2010  09:15 AM ET

No chance Cowher is going to Dallas. Cowher has integrity, is a man that stands on his own two feet and won't put up with JJ.

December 11, 2010  09:18 AM ET

Hope so.....

December 11, 2010  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Cowher said he's willing to coach... did he say he's willing to coach in Dallas, under the control freak Jerry Jones?

Agreed.....

December 11, 2010  09:22 AM ET

If Garrett doesn't get the coaching job next season it will be the biggest surprise around here since the Rangers stole Cliff Lee out from under the Yankees in July.

December 11, 2010  09:35 AM ET

I'd like to see Garrett get his chance. He's intelligent, and well organized. He can even string a sentence together. A skill not common in the NFL. However if JJ can sign Cowher forget Garrett. Get it in writing, buy Garrett a ticket home and wish him well. After all where was that offense the first half of the season.

December 11, 2010  09:39 AM ET
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If Garrett doesn't get the coaching job next season it will be the biggest surprise around here since the Rangers stole Cliff Lee out from under the Yankees in July.

Cliff who? LOL

December 11, 2010  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Would Cowher and Jones get along after 48 hours of being on the job together?

That's what I was thinking. I would like to see him come to Minnesota, it would be huge.

December 11, 2010  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I'd like to see Garrett get his chance. He's intelligent, and well organized. He can even string a sentence together. A skill not common in the NFL. However if JJ can sign Cowher forget Garrett. Get it in writing, buy Garrett a ticket home and wish him well. After all where was that offense the first half of the season.

I agree with that. He has earned that for sure.

December 11, 2010  09:50 AM ET

At this point in Cowher's career I just don't see him coaching having less control than he would have elsewhere. And there will be plenty more openings.

December 11, 2010  10:10 AM ET

As has been noted several times herein, Super Bowl winning coaches (Parcells not withstanding) generally do not have the same success in their next stops.

My only issue with keeping Garrett is that he was running that putrid offense during the first half of the season. The next 4 weeks will tell the tale.

December 11, 2010  10:15 AM ET

I think everyone overplays Jerrys' interference. Face facts, If you were the owner of a multi billion dollar company would you just hand over the keys to someone else. Jerry certainly likes to be in the spotlight but I doubt in the end he is any different from 30 other owners. There is only one unique franchise owner in the league, that being the city of Green Bay.

December 11, 2010  10:21 AM ET
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I think everyone overplays Jerrys' interference. Face facts, If you were the owner of a multi billion dollar company would you just hand over the keys to someone else. Jerry certainly likes to be in the spotlight but I doubt in the end he is any different from 30 other owners. There is only one unique franchise owner in the league, that being the city of Green Bay.

The only place I have an major issue with Jerry is on draft day.

Gotta be better there.

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December 11, 2010  11:14 AM ET

Why the hell would he want to? Jerry Jone's!!!! come on!

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December 11, 2010  11:32 AM ET

As a true blue Cowboy fan ... all I'll say is Cowher is not the right coach for the Cowboys and I do not want him in Dallas ...

December 11, 2010  11:35 AM ET
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I GUESS HE COULD BUT I DON'T SEE COWHER GOING TO DALLAS. THE PEOPLE ARE AWFUL AND THE WEATHER STINKS LITERALLY.

You're from NY and you're talking about weather and people? That's damn funny!

 
December 11, 2010  11:37 AM ET

Since our coaches departure appears imminent, we would welcome a guy like Garrett in Nashville.

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