This is one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do lately, but I feel I have no choice. As of today I am officially removing myself from consideration for the head coaching job in Dallas. As much as I love and respect the Cowboys organization, my life right now is simply too complicated for me to accept the responsibility. I wish Jerry Jones, et.al. the best of luck and I am sure someone else — someone with more experience and a much better coaching pedigree — will soon be interviewed for the job, and I don’t want to make things any harder on the team.
The rumors have been flying fast and furious, especially since several people have noted by keening and wailing and gnashing of teeth during the last five minutes of the AFC Championship game. Yes, the fire is still there. Yes, the desire and passion is still there. Yes, I readily admit that I would be an excellent choice to take the helm and steer “America’s Team” once again to the Superbowl. At this point — and in light of the numbers being floated by management — the timing is just not good. Thank you all for the cards, the letters, the emails, and the very public, somewhat embarrassing calls for me to keep my hat in the ring. It is your continued support that makes my every day a joy.