Changes may be coming in terms of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff.
Jerry Jones likes what he has in the coaching staff!
Last week, Jerry Jones made it clear that he has no plans to change his head coach, or his offensive and defensive coordinators. Jason Garrett has been taken off the hot seat, not that he had ever been on one, in the eyes of his owner. However, some thought that a move may come in moving on from either or both of their coordinators, Scott Linehan and/or Rod Marinelli.
The Cowboys owner may be looking forward to 2018 with both Linehan and Marinelli, but one of his coordinators is considering his future. Marinelli has been mulling over his retirement from the game he loves.
It appears that the Cowboys might be forced in changing their defensive coordinator (via RJ Ochoa).
“Rod Marinelli is reportedly considering retirement. Could it be Matt Eberflus time for Dallas?”
Marinelli has been a magician during his time in Dallas, especially over the last couple seasons. He has used the talent he was given to put together a pretty good defense in Dallas. When healthy, this defense has carried their weight, especially this past season.
With the offense in Dallas struggling, Dallas leaned on Marinelli and his defense to carry this team at times. For the most part, they did their job this past season. However, even the magician that is Marinelli, couldn’t save this team’s playoff hopes in 2017.
Marinelli could be leaving behind a young, but very good defense in the near future!
Rod Marinelli is reportedly considering retirement. Could it be Matt Eberflus time for Dallas? https://t.co/2l4aSiRt3a
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) January 6, 2018
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 2, 2018
DeMarcus Lawrence had his best season as a pro. He racked up 14.5 sacks in a contract year. In doing so, he became one of the defensive leaders for this Cowboys team before our very eyes.
The secondary might be young, but they are loaded with upside and talent. The play of these cornerbacks and safeties, especially late in the season, proved that Dallas has a good group of young players in their secondary.
Would losing Marinelli to retirement be a big hit for this team? Or will It be a blessing in disguise?