The Dallas Cowboys look destined for another 8-8 season and possibly missing the playoffs again. If the Cowboys did manage to make the playoffs, they would hardly be considered a contender in their current form. They’d really need to get things turned around and make run to change those perceptions.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and current NFL analyst went on Fix It or Forget It on Fox Sports to discuss the Cowboys situation and had a strong suggestion.
“Get ready to start all over,” McNabb said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think this is a time where you look forward to drafting some new guys, getting some free agents because the guys that you have now just can’t get it done. You lose (Jay) Ratliff. You lose (Anthony) Spencer. (Morris) Claiborne has been out. (Sean) Lee has been out. DeMarcus Ware has been out. I think in this situation you can’t blame Monte Kiffin because this is the same type of defense Rob Ryan had. You fire him. Now you’re going to fire Monte Kiffin so why don’t you fire everybody else and start all over.”
And it isn’t just the defense.
“I think this whole offense needs fixing. When I look at this situation, I think you need to decide to run the football. You bring in Bill Callahan to be able to call plays, but it seems like Tony Romo and Jason Garrett are making calls to themselves. Run the football. Utilize the guys you have in the backfield. It’s not about the yards. It’s about the attempts. At the quarterback position, if you’re just sitting back, dropping back all the time, you’re just putting the defense in position to make plays which leads to you turning the football over. Run the football more. Be balanced, and good things can happen.