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SBD/January 7, 2011/Franchises
Dolphins Opt To Retain Coach Sparano After Harbaugh Flirtation
Published January 7, 2011
|Dolphins keeping Sparano,|
likely to make staff changes
NOT A SEXY HIRE: The Cowboys Thursday hired interim coach Jason Garrett, and in Dallas, Tim Cowlishaw writes though Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones made "the right decision," he "was left to face the biggest sales job of his 22 years as Cowboys owner." Garrett "seems the right man for the job," but it is "not the sexiest hire to Cowboys fans who have been drooling over the image of a Bill Cowher or Jon Gruden walking the Dallas sideline." Cowlishaw: "The fact that the Garrett hire is the most logical way to go doesn't sell tickets. Thus, we get back to Jerry's biggest sales job." Cowboys Stadium has been open for two seasons now, and "for thousands of curious fans, that novelty aspect has faded" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/7). Jones Thursday said Garrett "will have the final say on any person that leaves the coaching staff or comes to the coaching staff," and there "won't be a player on this team that Jason doesn't want on this team." Jones: "I wanted to make sure our fans knew the extent of his power, the extent of his ability to do the kinds of things that traditionally we would frankly like for the coach to be able to do" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 1/7).