View Full Version : Case for Shanahan sporting a Cowboys hat

01-01-2009, 10:37 PM
Immediately before Mike Shanahan turned the Denver Broncos (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/den/;_ylt=AlfEUQciyZFKj4i9aqrt7wvsYNAF) into back-to-back Super Bowl champions in the late 1990s and then proceeded to spend 14 years nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Broncos were coached by a laid-back, good-natured man who had made his reputation as a strong defensive coordinator.

Once again, Wade Phillips should be worried.

With Shanahan hitting the streets Tuesday after Broncos owner Pat Bowlen fired him (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AkuCPMydWOmIHZcvyXk_BFfsYNAF?slug=ap-shanahanfired&prov=ap&type=lgns), you have to think that the ears of Dallas Cowboys (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/dal/;_ylt=ApJ_jC37vw6h_a8ZmzygM9XsYNAF) owner Jerry Jones perked up more than the year he had plastic surgery.

Word around the NFL is that Shanahan will have another job soon and might have set up something before Bowlen dropped the axe. The Rocky Mountain News reported that Shanahan forced Bowlen’s hand by refusing to fire defensive coordinator Bob Slowik.

It’s odd given that Shanahan has treated defensive coordinators like Kleenex in recent years (three in the past three seasons) and lends credence to the notion that Shanahan has another option.


01-03-2009, 01:30 AM
A Change WILL be made in Dallas. Whether it's Holmgren or Shanny, Wade Phillips is done.

01-03-2009, 01:35 AM
good luck implementing a zone blocking scheme with those big boys on the OL

01-03-2009, 08:06 PM
I don't think Shanny would go to the Cowboys as there is no job security there. He didn't really have to worry about getting fired for most of his years in Denver because of his friendship with Bowlen.