Could one of the game’s winningest active head coaches be traded to the Dallas Cowboys? The situation with tarnished quarterback Vince Young in Tennessee is going to come to a head in January. Titans’ owner Bud Adams has been enamored with Vince Young’s skills since his days in Austin despite front office views.
Rumors have surfaced that Bud Adams, Titan’s head coach Jeff Fisher, and Vince Young are caught in a weird love triangle; sort of speak. Adam’s first love Jeff Fisher hates his second love Vince Young; therefore, one of these lovers has to go. So what if Bud Adams chooses Jeff Fisher? Enter, Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones.
Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network suggested that Jeff Fisher could end up in Dallas. This week on the NFL Network Jason hinted that the Titans could shop Fisher around for draft picks and the Cowboys could be one of the teams interested.
Fisher would bring his 141-117 win/loss record to Dallas as only the second head coach to be traded since Jon Gruden in 2002. This worked out perfectly for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that year so shouldn’t Jerry Jones consider it? Like the Cowboys, Tampa Bay had a talented team that couldn’t take the next step. Then-Bucs head coach Tony Dungy had led them as far as he could and ownership decided to make a very controversial move.
The Glaziers decided to send four draft picks and $8 million to Oakland for head coach Jon Gruden who was still under contract. People laughed at the Glazier family because it seemed like they had given up way too much; the 2002 and 2003, 1st round picks plus the 2002 and 2004, 2nd round picks and the $8 million.
The naysayers, doubters, and the eventual fools would look on in shock as Gruden delivered the Glazier family the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy. Could Jerry Jones have a desire to learn from the Glazier family history?
Jason Garrett is now 3-1 since taking over and one Roy Williams tackle from being 4-0, but Jerry is not sold on Garrett just yet.
Quoted in the Dallas Morning News, Jerry Jones said, “What you’re seeing from me is just a reluctance to get all gunned up over how we’re doing when we’ve had a disappointing year.”
Jerry is not going to commit to Garret based off excitement from a few wins. He must look at every scenario to decide what’s best for his team. Let’s see. Hand the keys over to a young coach that played a role in the team’s regression but has won a few games; or hire a coach that’s put together a number of good seasons including a Super Bowl appearance.
Sure Fisher hasn’t had success in a few years, but maybe we can lay blame on the possibility of a meddling owner.
One thing is for sure; never put anything past Jerry Jones. Those naysayers, doubters, and the eventual fools could be shocked once again. Maybe Fisher can bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Dallas.