Jerry Jones wasn’t offering up any comments about what comes next for the Cowboys after being knocked out in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, but Robert Griffin III believes that he has a solution.
Fire Mike McCarthy and hire Deion Sanders.
The former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst made the bold proclamation shortly after the loss in a video posted on X.
“I hate calling for coaches jobs because it’s not what I do, but it’s got to be the coach,” Griffin said. “You guys have three consecutive 12-win seasons and nothing to show for it. … A lot of people are saying you should go get Bill Belichick as your next coach, because we all know that Mike McCarthy’s stuff was packed before this game was already over. His office, empty. He gone.
“But I know who you need. You need Coach Prime. That’s right, Deion Sanders, Coach Prime.”
Sanders played in Dallas from 1995-99 and was part of the last Cowboys team that won a Super Bowl.
During his playing career, he won two Super Bowl titles and since joining the coaching ranks in recent years, Sanders helped put Colorado’s football program on the map.
However, in his first season at the helm, the Buffaloes finished 4-8.
“Coach Prime knows how to win in Dallas,” Griffin continued. “He knows what it takes to have a championship mindset. He knows how to hold his guys accountable and he is a culture changer. Look at what he did at Jackson State going 27-6. Completely changed the culture there at that at HBCU. Then he goes to Colorado and he changes the mindset there.”
Whether or not Sanders would actually want to take a job with the Cowboys is an entirely different story.
Coach Prime is only entering into his second season at the helm of the Colorado football program.
There are also a number of coaches available with NFL experience if Jones does end up firing McCarthy from his position.