One former Dallas quarterback isn’t happy with the team at all.
Troy Aikman, who led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories in his 12-year tenure, said there needs to be a “complete overhaul” in order for this team to be successful.
This includes changes with owner and general manager Jerry Jones and coaches Chan Gailey, Dave Campo, Bill Parcells, Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett — none of whom have been able to take the organization to an NFC Championship game, let alone restore its Super Bowl glory.
“Go through the list and this team, over a long period of time, has been what it’s been,” Aikman said on 1310 The Ticket, via ESPN. “It hasn’t always mattered who the head coach has been. So to me, if you’re asking me, I’d say there has to be a complete overhaul of the entire organization.”
Jones, the long-time manager who took the reins in 1989, has been a constant factor during a number of coaching changes. For Aikman, that’s a problem.
“I’ve heard Jerry say, ‘OK, look, we’re going to do it differently. I’m going to do it differently,’ … but it’s the same. Nothing changes,” Aikman said. “And that to me is the bigger issue beyond, yes, coaching is important, personnel, all those things are important, but how are you going about evaluating how you’re going about running the organization?
“Whatever that looks like — and everyone has an opinion on what it does look like, but I’m not in the building. I have no idea. I talk to people. I talk to people who have been inside the building and have a pretty good understanding how things are run and in a lot of ways there’s a lot of dysfunction and that has to change if this team is going to be able to compete on a consistent basis like the teams that you look to around the league that seemingly are in the hunt each and every year.”
After Monday’s 28-14 loss to the Titans, Jones said there wasn’t a scenario where he would make an in-season head coaching change. There has only been one change made to that role in season under Jones’ rule, and that was moving Garrett to the position in 2010 after his predecessor Phillips was at the helm for a 1-7 start.
The Cowboys currently sit 3-5 on the season and are in third place in the NFC East — only topping the struggling 1-7 Giants.