Report: Andy Reid Could Coach Cowboys Next SeasonBREAKING NEWS, Coaching Staff, Eagles, General News, News Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
It’s almost a certainty to this point that Andy Reid will be fired as coach of the Eagles after the season. It’s only an almost certainty because owner Jeff Lurie said last year that average wasn’t good enough and Reid will not survive another average year. The best the Eagles could finish this season before their game tonight against the Cowboys is 8-8, which is average. So, Mark Eckel of the Times of Trenton has an interesting report. According to a “very reliable source,” says Eckel, Andy Reid could wind up as the Dallas Cowboys coach next season. [NJ.com]
“I know a lot of people think Andy is going to San Diego next year, and I can see that happening,” the source said. “But I keep hearing Dallas. I think he can end up with the Cowboys. As a matter of fact, I think he will end up with the Cowboys, if Jason is fired.”
While there is some sentiment that Reid will take a year off from coaching, if he is fired by the Eagles, several people close to the coach said they will be surprised if he is not coaching next year.
“Andy’s a coach; that’s what he does,” one said. “I don’t see him going into the TV booth, although he probably could. I see him coaching somewhere else if he’s not in Philly.”
I understand if Andy Reid does take the year off next season, should he be fired by Jeff Lurie. Fourteen years coaching in the NFL takes its toll, and Reid is not superhuman. Given that he lost his son this past summer and his Eagles teams have simply not been good for the past seven years, minus a miracle run to the NFC Championship game in 2008, Reid definitely deserves a year or two to get his head on straight and return to the NFL. He is the winningest coach in Eagles history. Yes, he took advantage of a weak NFC East and weak NFC conference during his run, but now when the tough gets going, he has certainly not been going tough.
Given the track record of Jerry Jones as Cowboys owner, many think Jason Garrett is on the hot seat and if the Cowboys fail to make the postseason, a season in which they have one win since 1996 (albeit against the Eagles), Garrett could certainly be fired and Jones would think it’s a big coup to land Reid to coach his Cowboys.
Reid, if fired, has been linked to San Diego by the media because he is from that area and Norv Turner is simply not going to take the Chargers to the promised land. Once Turner is axed, many think Reid could wind up there.
It’s an interesting scenario as the media likes to play up a lot of these scenarios. It gives us Eagles fans something to talk about. But, would you like Reid to coach the Cowboys? Not so sure I would.
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