The Dallas Cowboys aren’t only going to have to replace Jason Garrett but at least the offensive coordinator too. Here are the best options to replace Garrett and Kellen Moore.
Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
While it is unlikely he will leave Tuscaloosa, Jerry Jones must do everything he can to woo him to the Dallas Cowboys. The biggest reason is that he fits the mold of the two previous Super Bowl championship coaches in Dallas. Both Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer were college coaches that won national titles prior to becoming the head coach of the Cowboys.
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach
Many of you reading this will probably be saying to yourselves, “Who?” Let me give you a little background.
He’s a former quarterback who completed 65.8% of his passes and is second all-time in pro football history with 931 touchdowns to only 155 interceptions, with one championship as a player, and is a Hall of Famer as a player as well. As a head coach, he has 97 wins and two championships.
Grant it, this happened in the Arena Football League, but is there a better place to prepare to be an offensive coach than the AFL? Also, when you factor in the success of former AFL quarterbacks as NFL head coaches, the Cowboys should give Dolezel a shot, at least, of being the offensive coordinator.
Sean Payton, Matt Nagy, and Matt LaFleur are all former AFL quarterbacks. No one can argue how good Payton has been, even as an offensive coordinator. The jury may still be out on the other two, but so far so good.
The Arena Football League has closed its doors, yet again. So, he will be available for any NFL to give a chance. As a current head coach, he should be given a chance to jump right into an NFL coordinator role.
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