Who did the Cowboys want to hire?
Of the guys the Cowboys interviewed...they got who they wanted. I honestly believe they wanted Lovie Smith, but seeing how he is staying in Chi-town, they went with the best of the rest. I just thank god they didn't get Norv Turner (great coordinator, not HC material)
Has the Cowboys job really taken that much of a crap that they can't bring in a big name?
You have obviously gotten really defensive over anyone questioning a move by Coach Jones, I could give two sh*ts about the Cowboys - but 99% of the NFL expected a bigger name than 3X recycled Wade P.
Lovie -- would had to give up huge compensation, and Lovie runs a completely different defense than what the Cowboys personnel currently has. It would have takena few years to bring in the players for Lovie to run his 4-3 -- which is exactly why he wanted a guy who ran the 3-4. And he got the best 3-4 coach in football.
If Jerry Jones wanted Pete Carroll, he probably would have interviewed him.
I wanted Bill Cowher, and that's why I thought it was a bummer that Parcells retired. One more year of Parcells, and then Cowher would have been a free agent, and he could have been picked up as his successor. It would have been perfect, but his retirement prevented that from happening. Therefore, Cowher was not an option.
The point is that a big name wasn't out there. He got the best available guy to fill what the Cowboys are trying to do. By the time Parcells retired, all other coaching vacancies were filled (Schottenheimer wasn't fired yet), so his selection was limited.
You can call me biased all you want, and I'm sure I am, but at least I have facts for feeling the way I do. And when someone makes a claim with no factual backing whatsoever, then that would explain my "getting defensive." Don't get mad at someone for calling you out for making a false claim.
I'm not trying to be a dick, but come on.
1) You say something that isn't true
2) When it's shown to you that it's not true, you try to save your claim by making up random stuff
3) When that is also shot down, you go into defense mode and sarcasm
I'll defend my team when someone is falsely criticizing them and constructing a horrible debate, just as I'm sure you would about the Cyclones. Does that make you Jamie Pollard's kid?
Mr Phillips was an adaquate hire, but he's not the hire a team with the stature of the Cowboys should be considering. I'm sure you jumped for joy at the news considering your posts to this point, but many did not. It is blatently obvious your are emotionally invested in the Cowboys organization, so I'm not going to change your mind - but please quit calling me a liar. If you find one falsehood in my previous posts on this thread please quote it.
The only statement I can find that you may be referring to was the intial opinion that Phillips wasn't the hire the Cowboys wanted. That statement was strictly my opinion.