The Dallas Cowboys Say Bye Bye To Brian Stewart

Sam SmithContributor IJanuary 17, 2009

Brian Stewart was fired on Friday from the Dallas Cowboys.  Stewart was the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys for only two seasons. 

Stewart had coached the San Diego Chargers' secondary for three seasons before leaving with Wade Phillips to take over the Cowboys' defense.  He also was a defensive assistant for the Houston Texans for two seasons. 

Wade Phillips would sometimes take over the calls for the defense, while other times he left who was calling the plays unclear.  Either way, Stewart should have been ready to make the calls all day, every day.  It was his job, after all.

The Dallas Cowboys gave up an average of 22.8 points per game under Stewart's control this year.  That's a large number of points!

Was this the best option for the Cowboys?  Time will tell.  Stewart seemed to have a lot of potential as a defensive coach, but that potential will not be reached as a Cowboy. 

Maybe he had too much pressure on him, but when you're in that type of position, you have to be ready to do everything you can to win.

Other changes in the Cowboys' coaching staff are likely to occur.  Jason Garrett, the Cowboys' offensive coordinator, is a top candidate for the St. Louis Rams' new head coach.  We'll just have to wait and see what happens next!

Related

    Goodell Issues Statement on George Floyd's Death

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Goodell Issues Statement on George Floyd's Death

    Paul Kasabian
    via Bleacher Report

    NFLPA President, JC Tretter Urges Others to Speak Out Against Racism

    NFL logo
    NFL

    NFLPA President, JC Tretter Urges Others to Speak Out Against Racism

    Nate Ulrich
    via Akron Beacon Journal

    DeSean Jackson: Mic Up All Players

    Eagles WR has suggestion for NFL games without fans: 'They should give the fans the inside to really see what goes on'

    NFL logo
    NFL

    DeSean Jackson: Mic Up All Players

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    NFL Responds to Kaepernick-to-Vikings Proposal

    'Colin is a free agent. Clubs may sign him if they choose to do so.'

    NFL logo
    NFL

    NFL Responds to Kaepernick-to-Vikings Proposal

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report