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After the Dallas Cowboys laid an egg on Monday night primetime against the Tennessee Titans at home to drop to 3-5 on the season, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and his tenure in Dallas may finally be in legitimate danger. Here are four potential replacements that Jerry Jones and the Cowboys should consider to replace Garrett.
5. Josh McDaniels, Offensive Coordinator, New England Patriots
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Josh McDaniels has learned under the tutelage of Bill Belichick and worked with Tom Brady for a large portion of his career. I'm sure there are a ton of lessons he could pass on to Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, most important of which is accountability.
4. John DeFilippo, Offensive Coordinator, Minnesota Vikings
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The Minnesota Vikings have made a living on their defensive-prowess in recent years, but with the addition of quarterback Kirk Cousins and new offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo, the Vikes have made huge strides on the offensive side of the ball in 2018. Given the Cowboys are in need of a spark on offense, acquiring a mind like DeFilippo could be a step in the right direction.
3. Chris Peterson, Head Coach, Washington Huskies
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After Peterson put the Boise State Broncos on the college football map and national radar back in the mid-2000s, he went on to turn Washington into a College Football Playoff contender in a matter a years. If Peterson can turn a team in Boise, Idaho into an undefeated, major college-bowl-game competitor for years, he can make a big difference for the Cowboys too. Not to mention, Dallas surprised many in the 2018 NFL Draft when it used their first pick on linebacker Leighton Vander Esch out of, guess where: Boise State.
2. Kris Richard, Defensive Backs Coach, Dallas Cowboys
Richard was an integral part of the Seattle Seahawks Legion of Boom that terrorized opposing offenses from 2011 until last season. While the Cowboys offense has been struggling in 2018, the Dallas defense has been one of the team's silver linings and Richard has played a hands-on role in that. Although Richard only came to Dallas earlier this season, he's also already better assimilated to the franchise than any out-of-house candidate.
1. Lincoln Riley, Head Coach, Oklahoma Sooners
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Riley is Texan through and through; born in Lubbock, quarterback at Texas Tech and a coaching staff member of a football program from the Lone Star State for seven of the 15 total years of his coaching career. He's been phenomenal ever since taking over the head coaching position at Oklahoma last season, and that's a tough situation to walk away from, but there could be some buried childhood dreams unaccounted for here.
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