Well, all hope for the Dallas Cowboys to have a halfway intelligent offensive coordinator in 2013 just went down the drain. Okay, not completely, but pretty much. Jason Garrett is still pretending like he’s going to run the show this year even though Jerry Jones already said that’s not the case. Bill Callahan will call the offensive plays and still coach the offensive line, but his latest comments suggest he has no idea what he’s doing.
To put it very politely, the Cowboys’ offensive line was subpar in 2012 under Callahan. The team desperately needed to bring in help up front and all Jones did was sign to subpar free agents–Nate Livings and Mackenzy Berndadeau–to over-sized contracts. Callahan didn’t have much to work with, but even the once highly-touted Doug Free was awful last year. Here’s the gist of it: Dallas gave up 36 sacks in 2012, tied for sixth-most in the NFL.
Despite all that and all the horse radish surrounding the play-calling duties (he said that everybody really “shares” that responsibility; yeah, right), Callahan said he likes the guys he has to work with on the offensive line. Now either he’s just being polite or the stupidity of Jones and Garrett has rubbed off on him and he’s now as delusional as they are. Either way, it looks like things aren’t going to get better up front for Dallas anytime soon.
Surely Callahan doesn’t really think that the sorry excuse of an offensive line that he as to work with is a “motivated” and “passionate” group. Those were the words he used to describe them this week, which definitely raised eyebrows of those who know just how bad the Cowboys’ offensive line situation is. Dallas fans should cross their fingers that Callahan was just being polite and that Jones has plans to upgrade the offensive line this offseason. Oh, wait…Dallas is almost $25 million over the salary cap so nothing is going to change. Glad we got that cleared up.