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Gruden to Dallas rumors are 'ridiculous'

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05:49 PM ET 01.27 | There has been growing speculation that the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones are conducting a plan that will bring Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden from the Monday Night Football broadcasting booth back to the sidelines. The rumors began to gain even more steam once Dallas began hiring a group of former Gruden assistants from Tampa Bay and Oakland. The Cowboys added Monte Kiffin, Rod Marinelli, Bill Callahan and Rich Bisaccia to the coaching staff this season and all of the coaches have a relationship with Gruden. So does the presence of Gruden's trusted assistant coaches mean that he is any closer to landing in Big D? ESPN's Ed Werder is as dialed in as anyone when it comes to covering the Cowboys and he contacted one of his trusted team sources to see if there was any truth to the rumors. When Werder received a response from the source, it was short and sweet and cleared everything up. "Ridiculous" is how the rumors were described.

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January 28, 2013  06:03 AM ET

Nothing surprises me about the Cowboys anymore. Being a fan for about 45 years, I thought I had seen it all, until the past few years when this team has become a circus, starting with Jones's comment about "even negative attention is good for the Cowboys".

I just shake my head at any comments made by Jones.......those one can actually understand.........like the "glory hole" statement among many. When JJ should have been looking for guidance from the Rooney family, or those well established and successful, on how to establish a team, he instead became buddies with Al Davis, who had been in the latter stages of dementia (in my opinion).

I don't think the Cowboys will be successful until JJ relinquishes his control over being GM, Head Coach, and other titles he holds dear.

January 28, 2013  07:10 AM ET

What do you expect from Fansided?? Since when do you need to be intelligent to be a sports writer??? Just be glad they aren't doing something honorable like being in the military....

January 28, 2013  08:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What do you expect from Fansided?? Since when do you need to be intelligent to be a sports writer??? Just be glad they aren't doing something honorable like being in the military....

Former Navy here.

January 28, 2013  09:32 AM ET

JJ and him would kill each other, it would get ugly!

January 28, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Dallas is hot in the threads lately....makes for good soap drama.

January 28, 2013  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't think the Cowboys will be successful until JJ relinquishes his control over being GM, Head Coach, and other titles he holds dear.

so in other words.... dallas will likely be the average team they've been the last decade for another decade. JJ has probably got another 8-10 yrs of what he'd consider productive years left in him. then we can all look forward to his son stephen taking control (more of the same.)

January 28, 2013  10:33 AM ET

The Cowboys are being "Al Davised". Things are never going to change for Dallas now until JJ understands that he should be the facilitator and not keep trying to wear the GM's hat and the coach's hat.

January 28, 2013  11:22 AM ET

Dallas Cowboys deserve Jon Gruden as their head coach. Two Narcissistic Know it alls, Jerry Jones, and Jon Gruden will bang heads, each wanting their own way! Chaos, pure chaos!

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January 28, 2013  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

so in other words.... dallas will likely be the average team they've been the last decade for another decade. JJ has probably got another 8-10 yrs of what he'd consider productive years left in him. then we can all look forward to his son stephen taking control (more of the same.)

Probably, but just more senility, i.e. Al Davis. He and Al were buddies since JJ bought the Cowboys.

January 28, 2013  03:22 PM ET
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The Cowboys are being "Al Davised". Things are never going to change for Dallas now until JJ understands that he should be the facilitator and not keep trying to wear the GM's hat and the coach's hat.

Exactly.

January 28, 2013  03:24 PM ET
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I agree in principal Yogi, but Al Davis had forgotten more about football than JJ will ever know before his passing. It's too bad that Al held on too long and played a key role in the demise of the Raiders because it tarnished his legacy of actually building them (and the AFL to a certain extent) into an NFL power.

You're right as well.

February 1, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Lets not forget (rarely acknowledged) that Dungy inherited a solid core from Sam Wyche. People forget Sam drafted/signed big name players (Sapp, Brooks, Lynch) that contributed to the successes Tony and Jon enjoyed. Loved Dungy, just sayin'

 
February 1, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Lets not forget (rarely acknowledged) that Dungy inherited a solid core from Sam Wyche. People forget Sam drafted/signed big name players (Sapp, Brooks, Lynch) that contributed to the successes Tony and Jon enjoyed. Loved Dungy, just sayin'

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