According to the New Jersey Times' Mark Eckel, "According to an extremely reliable source, who is close to Reid, the long-time Eagles head coach could be the head coach of the archrival Cowboys next year."
After the debacle that's been the past two seasons in Dallas, it's clear that Jason Garrett needs to go. He doesn't demand respect or discipline from his players, and the results of his tenure speak for themselves.
Reid needs a change of scenery after coaching the Philadelphia Eagles since 1999. It's clear that his working relationship with owner Jeff Laurie has turned sour, and the Eagles roster is a hot mess.
Jerry Jones needs a man he can respect to run the team, and he's not going to find a more respected man than Reid.
Furthermore, since Jones isn't going to relinquish his duties as the team's general manager, Reid could get back to doing what it is he does best: teaching the game of football.
That said, I'm betting Jones wouldn't turn down Reid's point of view as it pertains to personnel decisions, and I'm not the only one who thinks this way.
According to Eckel's report:
“I think Andy would be a good fit with the Cowboys,” the source, who dropped the bombshell, said. “I feel he would get along fine with (Cowboys owner) Jerry (Jones). It would be the two of them working together, no middle man to get in the way.”
The Cowboys have plenty of talent on the roster, but the team rarely comes together to work as one unit.
Tony Romo has floundered under the tutelage of Garrett, and it's clear he needs a new voice guiding his development.
Reid's expertise of the West-Coast scheme would be a perfect fit for the pieces Dallas has on offense. Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten are all capable of taking short passes long distances—something the West-Coast offense is predicated on.
If the Cowboys bring in some help on the offensive line, the team's offense could be humming along nicely by the midpoint of 2013 with Reid calling the shots.
From my point of view, Rob Ryan wouldn't need to leave in order for this change to be made. Reid is strictly an offensive coach, and he shouldn't have any objections to Ryan staying on to run the team's defense for years to come.
Another aspect of this potential move that would work in favor of Dallas is that Reid knows the NFC East in and out. He's been coaching in this division for the better part of 13 years, and he knows how things work.
This could actually be a brilliant move for the future of the Cowboys.
Reid just might be the perfect man for the job.
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