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Troy Aikman thinks the Cowboys should hire Norv Turner as OC

The Dallas Cowboys are going to spend the offseason trying to figure out how to get past 8-8 and into the playoffs. It was another season when the Cowboys and their talented roster underachieved.

On 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Mike Fisher and Nathan Wood asked Troy Aikman what he thought about the Cowboys hypothetically bringing in Norv Turner as offensive coordinator. Turner was with the Cowboys in the 90s and nearly landed the head coaching job before the Cowboys decided to go with Wade Phillips.

“I don’t think there’s anybody better than Norv Turner because I know what he meant to my career and I’ve seen what he’s done elsewhere with far lesser talent,” Aikman said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But I don’t think it’s quite as simple as what some might think even though he and Jason (Garrett) are close. The reason I say that is the Cowboys had an opportunity to hire Norv as head coach before they hired Wade Phillips (in 2007), and at the 11th hour they decided to hire Wade.”

The Cowboys had an impressive run under Turner winning two Super Bowls.

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  • SmartThinking

    I wasn’t aware Turner was on the open market. If he is, it would be an absolutely perfect fit for this Dallas team. I’m sure Jones will tell the media some mumbo jumbo bunk reason that skews towards making himself look better for not hiring Turner.

    When Turner was with this team in the nineties, his offenses were strong, fast and electric. Callahan has done a yeoman’s job with the offensive line. He should stay there and Turner scheme and call all plays offensively.

    • Earl Robertson

      That would be great but nothing that is smart happens with this org