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    Quote Originally Posted by DLK150 View Post
    That's pretty much how I feel. I quit ordering NFL ST last year even though I previously loved catching every game, win or lose.(I ended up switching to Xfinity anyway so I couldn't order it) I'd pump my fist when we won and curse when we lost a close one. I'm still happy to see a W but I'm kind of indifferent when there's a loss these days.

    I'm just not as into the game in general as much I used to be, I think part of that is just getting older and having other priorities. I used to look for every little bit of news about the draft, OTAs, TC, everything but I don't do that anymore. Even if we had made the playoffs this year, I wouldn't have paid as much attention as in the past. My other half has been in and out of the hospital a couple of times in the past few weeks, she can't drive anymore so I have to drive her everywhere, do all the errand running and her mother who lived with us died New Year's Eve a little after 11 PM and now we have to figure out how to pay for services because she didn't have life insurance. I've just got too much crap on my mind to even think about football.

    I still like college football, at least until the NCAA finds a way to fvck that up. I haven't paid attention to the NBA or MLB for ages and never got interested in hockey so football is basically it for me.
    Same here, only that indifference towards the NFL started about 4 years ago for me.

    I don't watch many games at all anymore and don't remember the last non-Cowboys game that I watched in its entirety. I don't and haven't had Sunday Ticket in years and don't miss it. I haven't watched the playoffs in a long time and don't plan on watching a single minute of it this year.

    I enjoy the college game much more these days, so that'll be my go-to this season as I will likely refrain from watching all NFL football in 2018, barring some miracle.
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    Seems like the rats are jumping ship with Bisaccia and Eberflus leaving for other jobs. With seemingly 75% of the staff turning over there better be no excuses left if they miss the playoffs next year, it'd be time to clean house, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleton View Post
    Seems like the rats are jumping ship with Bisaccia and Eberflus leaving for other jobs. With seemingly 75% of the staff turning over there better be no excuses left if they miss the playoffs next year, it'd be time to clean house, obviously.
    Are you talking about Eberflus to NE rumors? Who wouldn't take that? Move to a coordinator under Belichick or stay as a position coach under Garrett. No brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleton View Post
    Seems like the rats are jumping ship with Bisaccia and Eberflus leaving for other jobs. With seemingly 75% of the staff turning over there better be no excuses left if they miss the playoffs next year, it'd be time to clean house, obviously.
    Sources: Cowboys begin making coaching staff changes
    3:49 PM CT
    Todd Archer
    ESPN Staff Writer

    FRISCO, Texas -- The changes Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett have alluded to since the Dallas Cowboys' season ended have started.

    According to multiple sources, special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will be allowed to leave despite being under contract with the Cowboys for two more seasons, and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson and secondary coach Joe Baker, whose contracts were set to expire, were told they will not be back with the team.

    Bisaccia will most likely to join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders.

    Changes to head coach Jason Garrett's staff have begun, according to sources. Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

    The future of offensive line coach Frank Pollack is also in question, despite having three Pro Bowl players -- Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin -- in place since 2014. Pollack took over as line coach in 2015; during his tenure the Cowboys have finished ninth, second and second in the NFL in rushing.

    Pass protection, however, was an issue in 2017, especially with Smith missing three full games and most of a fourth because of injuries. The Cowboys allowed 32 sacks; 22 came in the final eight games, including eight against Atlanta without Smith. Dak Prescott threw just one touchdown pass in the games in which Smith did not play.

    Bisaccia had been the Cowboys' assistant head coach and special-teams coordinator since 2013. While the return games have not produced much, the Cowboys' coverage teams have been among the best in the NFL. The Cowboys allowed just 75 punt return yards this season, the fewest in the league. Before a late-season slide, Dan Bailey had been the most accurate kicker in NFL history, and punter Chris Jones had his best season.

    The Cowboys had made a commitment to adding or keeping key special-teams contributors over the years.

    Wilson had been the quarterbacks coach since 2007. He helped the development of Tony Romo and Prescott, who earned Pro Bowl honors, but the Cowboys drafted just two quarterbacks during Wilson's tenure: Stephen McGee in 2009 and Prescott in 2016. Both were fourth-round picks.

    Baker, a college teammate of Garrett's, was promoted to secondary coach in 2016 after spending four seasons as an assistant secondary or safeties coach. The Cowboys have not had a secondary member lead the team with more than three interceptions since Terence Newman had four in 2011. The Cowboys selected four defensive backs -- Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, Xavier Woods and Marquez White -- in last year's draft after opting to let veterans Brandon Carr, Barry Church, Morris Claiborne and J.J. Wilcox leave in free agency.

    Carr, Church and Claiborne were much more productive with their new teams than they had been with the Cowboys in their final seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junk View Post
    Are you talking about Eberflus to NE rumors? Who wouldn't take that? Move to a coordinator under Belichick or stay as a position coach under Garrett. No brainer.
    I thought I read that McDaniels would target him for wherever he ends up.

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    So basically we are here:

    Wade Wilson out - 100 bucks says Kellen Moore in
    Gary Brown - out
    Derek Dooley - supposedly on the outs
    Frank Pollack - supposedly on the outs

    Matt Eberflus - out; going to New England or following Josh McDaniels to the Giants if he moves
    Joe Baker - out

    They better get this shit right or it could be a disaster.

    It is almost unheard of to clean house of the majority of an assistant coach staff and retain the head coach and both coordinators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boozeman View Post
    So basically we are here:

    Wade Wilson out - 100 bucks says Kellen Moore in
    Gary Brown - out
    Derek Dooley - supposedly on the outs
    Frank Pollack - supposedly on the outs

    Matt Eberflus - out; going to New England or following Josh McDaniels to the Giants if he moves
    Joe Baker - out

    They better get this shit right or it could be a disaster.

    It is almost unheard of to clean house of the majority of an assistant coach staff and retain the head coach and both coordinators.
    Heads are rolling.
    #Fire Garrett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev View Post
    Heads are rolling.
    All of the heads that really needed to be lopped off are still here and now will try to piece together a staff.

    Sounds like a great plan.

    I get that guys like Wilson needed to go. Not sure if Eberflus and Pollack are going to be filled with better guys.

    The OL thing concerns me the most. They better get that shit right. Sounds like he was scapegoated for the Chaz Green idiocy which is not his fault.

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    Cosmetic changes. Yay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbgun View Post
    Cosmetic changes. Yay.
    Some yes, some no. The OL change is significant. Get the wrong guy, the highly paid lifeblood of the offense takes a step back. It is not just about talent on the OL. Look at the Raiders, a pretty talented OL went to dogshit this year under Mike Tice and his kid.

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