The Dallas Cowboys haven’t done much right lately, but they finally took the offensive play-calling duties away from head coach Jason Garrett, which is a move that is long overdue. That’s right–Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the man who actually has the title of offensive coordinator in Dallas will actually be fulfilling that role from now on. So albeit too late, it’s now official: Bill Callahan is the offensive coordinator of the Cowboys now.
Some things in the NFL take time, but this is ridiculous. Garrett is the worst offensive play-caller in the league and the fact it’s taken this long for Jones to remove his play-calling duties is ridiculous. Dallas’ offense put up great numbers in 2012 despite Garrett, but the team failed to make the playoffs and former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has taken the fall for it.
That ship has already sailed, so the Cowboys must move on with an incapable defensive coordinator in Monte Kiffin, but at least the team now has a decent offensive play-caller in Callahan. Is it embarrassing to Cowboys fans that Callahan was labeled the offensive coordinator even though he didn’t call the offensive plays or is that just me? Never mind, I know the answer to that because over half the things Dallas does are embarrassing.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said toward the end of 2012 that he was not happy with Garrett’s play-calling, so he should be happy with the move, at least for now. Callahan worked wonders with the Oakland Raiders‘ offense that played in the Super Bowl at the end of the 2002 season, so he should be able to do something with all the talent Dallas has on the offensive side of the ball. Everything is not perfect in Dallas, but at least one problem has been solved.