Bill Cowher Needs To Be The Coach Of The Dallas Cowboys In 2011

Mike SochaContributor ISeptember 24, 2010

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 03:  Head coach Bill Cowher of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches from the sideline against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Heinz Field on December 3, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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If you look at the current state of the Dallas Cowboys, it's clear to see that they need a new commander-in-chief. Without looking too far, that man should be Bill Cowher. He was a disciplinarian when he was the coach of the Steelers for 15 seasons and he fits the bill for exactly what these Cowboys need.

The Cowboys currently rank sixth in the NFL in penalties and that attests to the lack of discipline given by head coach Wade Phillips. The lax attitude during practices more than likely contributes to the penalties.

The old adage, "practice makes perfect," is fitting to this crop of current Cowboys. If you want to goof off in practice, don't be surprised when your team starts off 0-2.

Especially considering the opponents, these Cowboys should be 2-0, and with a head coach that doesn't permit clowning around, that would be the case.

Wade Phillips is best served as a defensive coordinator. All of his professional career, the defenses that he's run have been near the top of the NFL.

What Jerry Jones needs to do after the season is demote Phillips to the DC position and hire Bill Cowher. With recent talk coming out of Cowher about how there's a "void" missing in his life, now is the time to snatch up the most prestigious job in all of the land.

You could argue that Bill Cowher has only won one Super Bowl, but as far as I'm concerned, that's one more Super Bowl than Wade Phillips. Don't get me wrong I hold nothing personally against the guy. But with this team they need someone who will hold them responsible for their actions and demand the best out of them.

Another reason Bill Cowher fits with this team is his legacy of power running. Tony Romo made comments yesterday about the lack of a running game. That's the responsibility of the OC Jason Garrett to correct.

But I can't help back to all those Steelers teams of the mid 90s and 2000s that boasted Jerome Bettis. With this current crop of Cowboys, Marion Barber, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice, perhaps it is time to start up the running game.

I can't see a better fit than Bill Cowher.

Seeing as the Cowboys have one of the most talented rosters in all of football, it would be pretty hard to turn down the offer, also considering the aforementioned prestige in the job. Bill Cowher could turn this team from one of great potential to legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

All it takes is a solid offer and then the Cowboys could be hoisting up Vince Lombardi No. 6.