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December 31, 2007

Dolphins contact Cowboys to speak with Ireland; Sparano next?

IRVING - Cowboys scouting director Jeff Ireland said he is leaving today for Miami to interview for the vacant general manager’s position. And all signs point him to accepting the job whenever former Cowboys head coach-turned-new Dolphins president Bill Parcells offers it to him.

The position became available when Dolphins general manager Randy Mueller was fired Monday.

There was some discrepancy whether Ireland could immediately leave, or wait until after the draft. Because Parcells will not have final say in personnel issues, it appears that Ireland could and will leave immediately.

There is growing speculation that Parcells will fire Dolphins coach Cam Cameron when the two meet today. A top candidate for the vacancy is Cowboys offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who was with Parcells all four years of his tenure with the team.

The Atlanta Falcons have contacted the Cowboys about interviewing offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and Sparano about their head coaching job. By NFL rule, all interviews must take place during the bye week.

Mac Engel


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The Cowboys will be okay if they lose Sparano and Garrett. You still have Ray Sherman (former OC) and Wilson. Everyone is replaceable. Just like JJ hired Garrett w/o any OC experience there are highly qualified replacements and young coaches waiting for their chance, i.e., Garrett. Also, it is apparent as of Sunday, Garrett has designed an offensive scheme that is malfunction w/o a #1 WR (like TO) who can draw double and triple coverage. Everyone thought Landry couldn't be replaced!

Let not Panic, I think Jason will stay and take over the team after the next year. He's not about the money but I think Jerry will tell him he's in line for DC coaching job. Done deal, this team has some much for the future to Win the big game.

Here we go... All this bitching about Parcells, the complaining, the whining and crying... and now what he built is about to go away. Unfortunate. How many of you doubters will be willing to put a few paychecks up that we are about to revisit the late 90's and early 2000's??? Hey...at least we had ONE good season. 1 and done is my bet, but at least TO is happy...

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