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Chip Kelly is a very high-profile, flashy coach.
Quick: what NFL owner likes visibility and flash and built himself an NFL palace?
Bingo. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Chip Kelly might be a match made in heaven. I have this vision of the two of them, plus Phil Knight and Joe Pesci, in a high stakes poker game somewhere in the club level of Cowboys Stadium.
The Cowboys don't have a dismal record like Carolina or Cleveland; they are 5-6. But there is a feeling that Dallas is headed the wrong way, fast. In fact, Cowboys' fans have petitioned President Obama to remove Jerry Jones as owner.
Yeah, that's gonna happen.
Jerry Jones does not strike me as a particularly patient man. While head coach Jason Garrett is a former Cowboys QB and grew up with Dallas, Jones will not hesitate to pull the trigger—especially if he's getting blamed for the sinking Cowboys.
Dallas has endured a lot of injuries this season, and that is partly to blame for their troubles. Reasonable people would give Garrett another year to see if 2012 is a fluke.
But there's that word "reasonable", which doesn't belong in the same sentence as Jerry Jones—or with Texas, for that matter.
The Cowboys seem to have the fuel; maybe they just need someone willing to light the match.