The Cowboys being coached by Bill Belichick in 2024? Nah. The legendary Patriots coach working against Dallas in the NFC East? Hmm.
FRISCO – Using simple logic, we have already shot down the idea of the Dallas Cowboys being coached by Bill Belichick in 2024 because one of the pillars of the theory is that his next team will have to “clean house” in the front office.
And owner Jerry Jones – despite a moment on a ski slope with Belichick in 1996 – isn’t doing that.
More logical: The Cowboys playing against the legendary coach, twice in the same 2024 season … if Belichick moves on from his quarter-century perch atop the New England Patriots.
Pro Football Talk has tossed out out the idea that the 2023 season could mark Belichick’s last in New England if the Patriots continue to struggle … and Mike Florio mentioned the Washington Commanders as a potential new destination.
Spit-balling? Maybe. But following the sale of the franchise by embattled owner Dan Snyder, a fresh start is possible – as is a year of failure for coach Ron Rivera, who is the most powerful football person in the building.
The new owner will want a new stadium, will want a major splash and will want to win. How better to accomplish that than to hire arguably the best coach of all-time?
And now the idea is fortified a bit thanks to veteran NFL reporter Peter King, who writes that he can foresee a Belichick exit after this season.
“He may move on,” King writes. “If so, it would not surprise me to see Belichick coach another team for a couple of years.”
And if that “other team” is Washington, where “cleaning house” seems quite possible? The Cowboys will have themselves a formidable NFC East obstacle.