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True, I am not particularly a fan of Mike McCarthy. But Jerrah has put McCarthy in an untenable position, and it is going to negatively affect the Cowboys next season.


You could see this coming. Cowboys DC Dan Quinn obviously wants to be a head coach again. And he deserves to be a head coach again. Quinn could absolutely have landed a job in the past few weeks. When he turned down those (multiple) opportunities, it was obvious that a verbal deal had been done in Dallas.

The first time in 2022 that McCarthy mismanages the clock, or has 12 men on the field on a critical third down, DQ is gonna be the HC of your Dallas Cowboys. And that will happen.

Why am I so certain? Because Jones essentially SAID IT a couple of days ago. He made it clear he had done what he had to do to keep Quinn in the organization, and made it equally clear that McCarthy can pound sand if he doesn’t like it.

This is a “when,” not an “if.”

Understand, the correct and logical course of action here would have been simply to fire McCarthy and elevate Quinn following the playoff loss to the 49ers. Clean. Clear. Next.

But Jerrah is incapable of clean, clear and next.

Jones may think he has created a healthy competitive tension on his staff. But in reality he has publicly castrated his head coach, and every person in the building know that and will react accordingly.

Quinn is the next Cowboys head coach, and probably sooner than later.

Then after he loses a first-round playoff game, he can look over his shoulder at Sean Payton.

The Texans may have found a way out of their dilemma. They finally realized they could not hire Josh McCown as their new head coach, for a variety of reasons. Picking Brian Flores would be at least as problematic, for a variety of other reasons.

Lovie to the Rescue. Bank on it. And at this point, I’m fine with it.

The Dolphins, similarly, have at least stopped their bleeding for the moment, I suppose. Mike McDaniel is their new man, after he did a very nice job as the 49ers’ OC. The 38-year-old McDaniel, who identifies as multi-racial, assumes his first head coaching job at any level. McDaniel is the Dolphins’ eleventh head coach since 2000.

Facts will be revealed. But at the moment I’m at the very least disappointed in Alvin Kamara, who managed to get himself arrested on an assault charge in Vegas. Alleged incident happened Saturday at Da Club, the day before The Greatness That is the Pro Bowl. C’mon, man!

Finally, yes, the Pro Bowl is now officially a touch football game. No objection from me. None. But while knees are now safe, feelings and even brotherly love can still be injured. If I were Trevon Diggs, I’d forgive my big brother. But it wouldn’t be today. And tomorrow would be looking pretty sketchy, too.

Trevon was clearly not amused. And I don’t blame him a bit. That was not cool.

See my “point”?

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I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.