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Why Urban wouldn’t be a legend with Cowboys

Why Urban wouldn’t be a legend with Cowboys

Dallas lost again, to fall to 6-7 on the season despite a talented roster. ‘ data-reactid=”16″>“I think all of us, including the fans, want to win a damn football game,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on the NFL Network a couple weeks back. Since then, Dallas lost again, to fall to 6-7 on the season despite a talented roster. 

Urban Meyer capped his run at Ohio State with a victory in the Rose Bowl. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

So, Meyer to the Cowboys once Jones fires Jason Garrett at season’s end, presuming the Cowboys don’t rally and somehow make the Super Bowl?

Anything is possible, but if there was ever a situation where great coach taking over a potentially great team would actually be more likely to fail than succeed, this is it.

There is no denying Meyer can coach college football. He is almost perfectly suited for it. The NFL may be the same sport, but it’s a different game and it would require Meyer to change not just the way he coaches the game, but his hardwired personality. 

The man is a control freak. He despises losing. He runs people around him into the ground. He abhors any voice speaking for the program other than his. 

If he was ever going to coach in the NFL, about the last place that would work is Jerry Jones’ Cowboys. 

Let’s start with the losing. Those 32 defeats that Meyer has suffered over the course of 17 seasons as a head coach? Each one hurt in ways they shouldn’t have hurt. Meyer takes defeats with brutal intensity. 

In the 2009 SEC Championship game, his No. 1 ranked Florida Gators arrived on a 22-game win streak and as the reigning national champions. They lost to No. 2 Alabama and that night, a depleted, physically and emotionally devastated Meyer was in the hospital having his heart checked. He later briefly retired … for a day. 

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